28th IGAD Extra ordinary summit

The 28th IGAD Extra ordinary summit was held on 13 September 2016 in Mogadishu, Somalia. This was a historic event for Somalia as it has not hosted a high level summit in over 30 years.[1] The key focus of the meeting was to determine the security situation in Somalia with respect to its scheduled parliamentary election. The lower-house election of Somalia is scheduled to take place on 30 October 2016.[2]

28th IGAD Extra ordinary summit
The 28th Extra-ordinary session of the IGAD assembly of Heads of State and Government on Somalia
Host countrySomalia
Date13 September 2016
CitiesMogadishu
Participants Djibouti
 Ethiopia
 Kenya
 Somalia
 South Sudan
 Sudan
 Uganda
Follows27th IGAD Extra ordinary summit
Precedes29th IGAD Extra ordinary summit

ParticipantsEdit

Member Representative Title
  Djibouti Mahamoud Ali Youssouf Minister for Foreign Affairs
  Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn Prime Minister
Chairperson of the IGAD
  Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta President[3]
  Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of Somalia
  Sudan Mohamed Yousif Abdelmannan Ambassador to Somalia
  Uganda Yoweri Museveni President

The Summit was also attended by representatives of other foreign trade blocs. Representatives from the United Nations, African Union, Arab League and European Union graced their presence.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Somalia to host IGAD for the first time in 30 years | Africa | DW.COM | 12.09.2016". DW.COM. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  2. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Somalia to host IGAD for the first time in 30 years | Africa | DW.COM | 12.09.2016". DW.COM. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  3. ^ "Uhuru in Mogadishu for Igad summit". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  4. ^ "Communique of the 28th IGAD Extra Ordinary Summit on Somalia" (PDF). IGAD.