Sudan called on the Intergovernmental Authority of Development (IGAD) to take a bigger part in peace and development processes for cooperation and partnership programs, and emphasized the importance of the executive management of IGAD’s readiness at this stage.
The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Maryam Al-SadiqAl-Mahdi, emphasized the importance of the big role which the IGAD Organization should be playing in peace and development processes with programs of cooperation and partnerships that push for development and growth in the region.
Al-Mahdi was on a long call with the Executive Director of the IGAD Organization, Waraqna Qibeho.
During the call, Al-Mahdi presented the Sudan’s plan features for the IGAD leadership, summarized in activating the organization’s role in development projects, economic reformation, positive intervention to settle conflicts, as well as supporting peace efforts and internal and inter-state reconciliations.
A virtual meeting for the IGAD Foreign Ministers Council was agreed to be held during the phone call.
The meeting is set to discuss agenda and the important issues, as well as preparations for the IGAD chief Dr. Abdallah Hamdok’s tour of member states.
Last December, IGAD held a summit discussing a number of contentious issues, among them the war in the Ethiopian Tigray region, the Ethiopian attacks on Sudan, the tensions between Kenya and Somalia, and the peace and security process in Sudan and South Sudan.
On the sidelines of the summit, Hamdok and Abiy Ahmed met as they discussed common issues.
That came as a follow-up to the last meeting held between them in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.