President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Sunday attended the 38th Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Extra Ordinary Summit comprising all Head of States held in Djibouti.
The summit was convened by the current IGAD chairperson and Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok and attended by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi and Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
“At the meeting, also attended by the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat, South Sudan and Uganda were represented by Vice President Rebecca Garang and Amb Rebecca Otengo, the country’s envoy to Djibouti respectively.” Said State House.
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Djibouti’s President was the first to address the summit praising the countries for their development despite the tough economic times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and desert locust.
Moussa Faki who the chairperson of the African Union Commission noted the diplomatic tension between Kenya and Somalia as he called on the two leaders to discuss it given the long history of friendship between the two countries.
He continued by noting the ongoing humanitarian crisis affecting the Tigray region of Ethiopia which needs to be solved same as the security and peace issues in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.