65th Extra-ordinary session of IGAD’s Council of Ministers held in Addis
(EBC; September 12, 2018) - The IGAD Council of Ministers held its 65th Extra-ordinary session today at the UNECA in Addis Ababa.
The Foreign Ministers of IGAD member countries, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, as well as representatives of the AU Commission, the UN, and IGAD partners, were present.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and Chairperson of IGAD Council of Ministers, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, welcomed delegates, noting the session was convened at a time when a wind of peace was blowing through the region.
This, he said, has offered the opportunity to lift relations to a higher level as well as advance and deepen economic integration.
Dr. Workneh thanked Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir for his leadership in the IGAD-mediated South Sudan talks in Khartoum, and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda for his role.
He also applauded the positive gesture extended by Kenya for the mediation process to continue and be concluded in Khartoum.