The foreign ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in East Africa (IGAD) have recommended joint action to confront the challenges facing the countries in the region.
The officials met during the 48th meeting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday and Wednesday, where they resolved that there is a need to combat prevalent problems stemming from drought, famine, and displacement of people.
The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Ministerial Council, Amb Ali Al-Sadiq, said the meeting approved the plans submitted by Sudan on the bid for dealing with emergencies and the roadmap for the progress of the “IGAD” in 2023, praising the efforts made in the field of security in the region.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, announced that the meeting came out with important recommendations on peace in IGAD countries and using joint cooperation to tackle them.
Gebeyehu also stated that 200 scholarships for IGAD students were signed at the International University of Africa in Khartoum.
IGAD was established in 1996 as a semi-regional organisation based in Djibouti, and it replaced the Intergovernmental Authority for Development and Desertification established in 1986. Its aim is to combat the problems of drought and desertification.
The group includes Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
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