World Bulletin/News Desk
A spokesperson for the presidency on Monday said that President Omar al-Bashir was in good health, denying media reports that he had been denied entry into Jordan to seek medical treatment.
"These reports are mere rumors and a silly fabrication," Emad Sayed Ahmed, a press secretary for the president, told Anadolu Agency.
"President al-Bashir is in good health and does his work effectively," Ahmed said, adding that al-Bashir was not suffering from illness or exhaustion.
He said the president had met the Kuwaiti ambassador in the Sudanese capital Monday morning, along with the parliament speaker and Sudan's envoy to the United Nations.
Ahmed added that al-Bashir had previously paid a visit to Red Sea State, where he had spent several days and met the president of Chad.
He noted that al-Bashir was expected to travel to Addis Ababa on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development in South Sudan.
Meanwhile, a press attaché at the Sudanese embassy in Amman denied media reports that al-Bashir had been denied entry into Jordan for medical treatment.
"This news is far from true," Adel Abdel-Rahman said. "Our embassy has not received any notification from the Jordanian government about denying the Sudanese president entry."
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