The 28th extra-ordinary session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Assembly of Heads of State and Government hosted in Mogadishu Somalia concluded with member countries reaffirming their commitment to continue supporting Somalia.
The high profile meeting was attendeed by the heads of state and government; Prime Minister H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, who is also the chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, Kenya’s President H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Uganda’s President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Djibouti, H.E Mohamed Yousif Abdelmannan and Sudan’s ambassador to Somalia H.E Mahboub Mohamed Maalim.
In a joint communiqué released after the end of the meeting, the IGAD Heads of State and governments lauded Somali’s government commitment to hold a credible and inlcisve electrol process.
IGAD heads also called on AMISOM to provide necessary security to enable the process conclude smoothly.
The summit also condemned Al-Shabaab continued disruption of Somali and regional peace saying degrading Al-Shabaab is a key mandate of AMISOM.
Somalia’s refugee situation was also discussed during the session.