Minister of Information Affirms IGAD Summit Success


Minister of Information Affirms IGAD Summit Success

Minister of Culture and Information, Fisal; Mohammed Salih has reviewed the outcome of the 38th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government which held yesterday, in Djibouti.

The Minister pointed out in the press conference which held, Monday, at Khartoum airport following the return of the Prime Minister from Djibouti that the IGAD Extraordinary Summit was preceded and followed by bilateral meetings and consultations led by Dr . Abdalla Hamdouk,, the Chairman of IGAD current session.

Fisal underlined that the Extraordinary Summit which hosted by the Djibouti President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh attended by the Presidents of Kenya and Somalia, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan, Rebeka Garang, the Ugandan Ambassador in Addis Ababa, Chairman of the African Union Commission, IGAD Executive Secretary and the diplomatic missions accredited to Djibouti  

 He affirmed the success of the summit, referring that it discussed the situations in the region, in general, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the joint cooperation.

“The Prime Minister addressed the IGAD inaugural session, along with Djibouti President, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Chairman of the AU Commission, held a closed-door session with the Heads of State” Fisal said.

The Minister said the summit affirmed the freedom of movement of the Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Mashar and succeeded in bridging views gap between Somalia and Kenya.

He revealed that Borders’s issues between Sudan and Ethiopia were discussed in the joint meeting between Dr .  Hamdouk and his Ethiopian Counterpart.

He said the representatives iof the Ethiopian side are expected to arrive in Khartoum , tomorrow, explaining that the committee was formed earlier and held a number of meetings, but it stopped earlier.

Meanwhile, the Acting Foreig Minister, Omar Gamar Edeen said the Summit assured the importance of revocation of Sudan’s name from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, referring that the summit congratulated Sudan on the ocassio of the second anniversary of December Glorious Revolution.

Gamae Edeen added that the Ethiopian Prime Minister affirmed the end of war in Ethiopia, affirming that Ethiopia will remain united.

He said the border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia were discussed on the side lines of the summit.