COMMUNIQUE OF THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE IGAD PLUS ON THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government consulted with their colleagues representing the five regions of Africa referred to as the IGAD Plus on 16th July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda and deliberated on the prevailing situation in South Sudan.

The meeting was chaired by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, and attended by H.E. IsmaA�l Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti; H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan; H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; and H.E. Nhial Deng Nhial, Senior Presidential Advisor representing the President of the Republic of South Sudan.

Also in attendance in the meeting were H.E. Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad and the Chairperson of the African Union; H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Prof Yomi Osinbayo Gcon, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Ramtane Lamamra, Senior Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria; H.E. Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary General; Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; H.E. Alpha Oumar Konare, African Union High Representative for South Sudan; H.E. Festus Mogae, Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC); and Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, IGAD Executive Secretary.

Source: IGAD

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