Djibouti – The Republic of Djibouti gives, once again, through the crucial IGAD summit it hosted this Sunday, the full measure of its ability to fit in with the profile of the privileged dispute settlement platform that emerges in this part of the world.
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, is, of course, the craftsman and the lead facilitator of this Djiboutian diplomacy of good offices.
This IGAD summit served as a stand conducive to appreciation of its deep commitment to conflict and dispute resolution through dialogue.
Indeed, in the in IGAD address, the Head of State systematically argued for negotiated settlement to overcome all disputes on the agenda of IGAD.
Also, over the dispute between Somalia and Kenya, one of the most thorny issues of this meeting, he ′′ called on our neighbors and brothers in Kenya and Somalia to achieve mutual understanding and surpass their differences by respecting everyone’s interests “.
Ethiopia, in the context of successful constitutional restoration in the Tigray region, was also on the agenda of this IGAD Summit.
In this regard, President Guelleh who welcomed ′′ a completed military operation ′′ reported his trust in ′′ His Excellency Mr. Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister and his Government to preserve the country’s democratic achievements “.
In his address, President Ismail Omar Guelleh touched word also in the upcoming elections in Somalia and, hoped that these consultations would serve as a prelude to a new era and represent a major step towards achieving lasting peace and development. inclusive “.
Coronavirus Pandemic was another theme of this IGAD foundation.
On his point, the Head of State of Djibouti suggested that she should be apprehended, regionally, under the sign of solidarity.
′′ We must remain vigilant and prepare for the planned 2th wave “, he said, advocating the creation, ′′ at the regional level “, of a ′′ technical committee to formulate a common vaccination strategy “, “.
The IGAD Heads of State and Government meeting began with an inaugural ceremony including the opening address of IGAD Chairman-in-Office, the Sudanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Abdallah Hamdok and an address by the Executive Secretary of the IGAD Organization, Dr. Workeneh Gebeyehu.
The session was marked by a welcome speech by the host President, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh.
She also integrated an intervention by the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, who took the opportunity to pay a vibrant tribute to the Head of State of Djibouti praised for his ′′ wisdom, vision and leadership to ensure lasting political stability “.
Preluding this summit, the President of the Republic had turned into discussions on agenda items with each of the Heads of State and the delegations attending the meeting.
In these separate hearings, he had made special efforts to create a framework conducive to assessing issues through the prism of consensus and negotiated solutions.
Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Sudan are represented at this IGAD Summit, respectively, by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, President Mohamed Abdilahi Mohamed, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.
South Sudan and Uganda are represented by the Vice-President of the Republic, Ms. Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior and Ambassador Rebecca Otengo respectively.
The success of this IGAD summit undeniably reflects the high capacity of the Republic of Djibouti to subscribe to diplomatic ethics of non-interference and good offices.
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