The Sudanese government will hand Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), along with two other officials wanted over the Darfur conflict, officials said.
The former Sudanese president is facing charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity at the ICC.
He has been on the wanted list since 2009 in relation to the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur province.
The “cabinet decided to hand over wanted officials to the ICC,” Foreign Minister Mariam al-Mahdi was quoted by CNN as saying. The cabinet’s decision to hand him over came during a visit by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan, but it still needs the approval of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, composed of military and civilian figures.
On Wednesday, Mr Khan met the sovereign council’s leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, its deputy chair.
Mr Al-Bashir, 77, ruled Sudan for three decades before being overthrown and arrested by the armed forces in April 2019.