President Museveni receives IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan

Friday 25th April 2014

President Museveni has held a meeting with the visiting Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy to South Sudan, Lt. Gen. Lazaro K. Sumbeiywo, who called on him at State House, Entebbe.

State Minister for International Affairs, Mr. Henry Okello Oryem, Kenya’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Geoffrey L. Okanga and Kenya’s Consular, Ambassador Daniel Mutinda.

IGAD is a regional body that was formed in 1986 to tackle issues of drought and desertification.

But in the 1990s, the organization’ became the accepted regional vehicle for regional security and political dialogue.

In September 2006, the African Union Peace and Security Council approved an IGAD proposal to deploy the region’s Peace Support Mission in Somalia (IGASOM) to which Uganda has contributed a large peace keeping contingent in Somalia.

IGAD member countries include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.

 

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