By Staff Reporter
ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Eritrea is back holding membership seat at Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). This was made official during the 14th Ordinary Meeting of the Authority held in Djibouti.
Eritrean Minister for Information, Yemane Gebre-Meskel twitted stating the affirmation of his country’s readiness to make efforts along with member states “to the rejuvenation and effectiveness of IGAD and advancement of peace, stability and regional integration.”
Yemane further said that his country “believes a dedicated focus on development; a leading role in fostering regional peace & security; a synergetic regional approach to external relations; effective self-financing and fidelity to its rules are vital ingredients for IGAD’s strength and success”. He also stressed the need for IGAD to play roles in finding solution for the crisis in Sudan.
A press release issued by IGAD indicated that the 14th Ordinary Session of Heads of States would discuss a range of issues critical to the region’s peace, security and development. The African Union, Members of the diplomatic Community and representatives from the United Nations and the European Union will also be in attendance, the press release said.
IGAD made official through the Press Release that the 14th Assembly will provide an opportunity for IGAD member states to review the progress made in addressing these issues and to discuss new strategies for achieving suitable development in the region. The discussions are expected to focus on ways to strengthen cooperation between member states, enhance regional integration and promote peace and stability and economic growth and social development.
The latest is that the 14th Ordinary Meeting of the Authority reelected the executive secretary, Dr. Werkineh for the next term, it was learnt.
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