July 14th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, on Thursday said it hails the progress so far made in the South Sudan peace talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, for the last few days raising hope for peace in the near future.
The Executive Secretary of the IGAD Amb. Mahboub Maalim on the occasion of the 34th IGAD Committee of Ambassadors, which was convened on Thursday in Addis Ababa, commended the IGAD Heads of States and Governments under the leadership of the IGAD Chair, who is also the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Ahmed Abiy, in moving forward the peace process of South Sudan and normalising the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
“I am happy to report that the South Sudan Peace Process has registered tremendous progress in Khartoum and Kampala. We are looking forward to finalize the agreements in Nairobi.” He said.
Maalim requested the Ethiopian premier to maintain the same position to address all the outstanding issues between the South Sudan parties.
“I take this opportunity to request the chairman of IGAD, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr. Ahmed Abiy, to maintain the same momentum in addressing all the outstanding issues in our region, particularly that of Eritrea and Djibouti.”