DHAKA: Malawi has said it will not host the African Union summit in July because of disagreements over the attendance of Sudan`s President Omar al-Bashir.
Mr Bashir has been indicted for war crimes in Darfur by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The AU has lobbied for the arrest warrant to be deferred and urged Malawi to allow Mr Bashir to attend.
"Much as we have obligations to the AU, we also have obligations to other institutions," the vice-president said.
Malawi`s former leader, Bingu wa Mutharika, who died in office in April, had defied calls to apprehend Mr Bashir.
Since his death, his successor President Joyce Banda has taken steps to appease donors with a series of reforms. BBC
BDST: 1900 HRS, JUN 08, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor
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