Sudan Picked to Chair IGAD

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Sudan Picked to Chair IGAD

The meeting of the presidents and heads of state of  the Inter-Governmental Authority  on Development (IGAD) taking place in  Addis Ababa under chairmanship of Ethiopia  reached agreement  on Sudan chairing  the organization 

Sudan  delegation  to the meeting being led  by  the Prime Minister Dr Abdallah  Hamdouk who  and his accompanying  delegation  arrived  in the Ethiopian capital  Addis Ababa Friday morning where he was received  by the President of Ethiopia , Sahle-Work and  several Ethiopian ministers  and officials.

 In related development, Foreign Minister  Asmaa Mohamed  Abdallah said in press statements  that agreement over Sudan chair  to IGAD demonstrates  Sudan’s importance  and gives it  its  normal international and regional position as well as signaling  IGAD countries’ recognition  of  the new Sudan and what  it   could provide  in  various  domains.
 In  the same context , the meeting  discussed  some technical matters  related to IGAD  , especially  security of  the  Red Sea and restructure  of the Eastern African organization  to be  more effective  and capable of achieving  peace , development and well-being  for  the member states.

It is worth mentioning  that the Sudan’s one-year  tenure was  important stage as the region  has been facing  challenges  represented  in peace , security , illegal migration  and human trafficking as wella s terrorism and  violent  extremism 

 The  meeting also picked   the Ethiopian  Workneh Gebeyehu as the new IGAD Executive Secretary

In the same  context,  Sudan ambassador to Djibouti and Sudan IGAD Envoy Hamza Al-Amin said IGAD carries a host of roles all of which contribute  to development of the states of the group,  facilitation  of  movement  of persons  among  the member states  and combatting  drought and desertification