The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, praised the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) for holding its 38 extra-ordinary Summit.
Addressing the opening session of the IGAD Summit, Faki said that Sudan is witnessing a qualitative transformation following signing of the peace agreement in Juba, capital of South Sudan, describing is as important step towards achievement of security and stability allover the country.
Faki noted that revocation of Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism , though it came so late, he added, but it contributes greatly in development of its economy and boosts Sudan’s relations with regional and international arenas.
The AU Commissioner called the military and civilian components in Sudan to work together in commitment of achievement of the legitimate aspirations of the Sudanese people.
Moussa Faki called for necessity of combating terrorism in Somalia and to help Ethiopia get the Ethiopian displaced people and refugees back to their areas.
He also urged Somalia and Kenya to reconsider their stances and to work together for restoring their relations to its normalcy, saying aspirations attached to this Summit to contribute to boosting efforts made to overcome difficulties and challenges facing the continent.
Faki announced the AU support to all resolutions that would be issued by this extra-ordinary IGAD Summit.