FM LEADS SUDANESE DELEGATION TO IGAD EXERCUTIVE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING

KHARTOUM– Foreign Minister Professor Ibrahim Ghandour is leading Sudan’s delegation to the 59th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) Executive Ministerial Council which began in Addis Ababa Sunday.

The meeting will reviewed a report prepared by the IGAD Envoy to South Sudan, Ambassador Ismail Waise, on the arrangements for holding the South Sudan Peace Agreement Forum, for which great efforts were being exerted by the eigh-nation Horn of Africa grouping.

The IGAD Council has also thanked the African Union (AU), the United Nations and the international community as represented by the European Union (EU) and the IGAD partners for the support extended to the Forum which is scheduled to be held from Monday until Dec 22 in the Ethiopian capital.

The Forum is expected to come out with a declaration for a comprehensive cessation of hostilities and a ceasefire that will be binding on all South Sudanese parties to settle the issues which have led to the outbreak of the conflict between them.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK