IGAD HOLDS MEETING TO REVITALIZE SOUTH SUDAN PEACE PROCESS

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has ended a two-day meeting held in the town of Bishoftu, some 60 kilometres southeast of here, to revitalize the South Sudan peace process.

The IGAD High-Level Independent Experts meeting, which ended Wednesday, was attended by 22 South Sudanese experts from academia, civil society organizations, as well as renowned practitioners.

The objective of the meeting is to bring independent South Sudanese experts together in dialogue to enable them to make recommendations to serve as an input for the peace revitalization process, according to a statement from IGAD, the eight-nation Horn of Africa bloc, currently chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Source: NAM News Network