The 48th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers concluded meeting today (November 30) in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
The Council of Ministers deliberated at length and endorsed the report presented by H.E Workneh Gebeyehu ( PhD), Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority.
The Council appreciated the IGAD Secreteriat for navigating the region and the organization when it was traversing under daunting peace and security and humanitrian situations.
The Council of Ministers also hailed IGAD for its contributions in the Peace Agreement for the Cession of Hostility in North Ethiopia.
The Ministers also put their signatures on two protocols on free movement of people and transhumance.
At its conclusion, the IGAD Ministrial Council issued a communiqué that called for institutional reform to make sure IGAD stands at the forefront in the effort of member countries achieve peace and development in the region.
Regarding peace and security, among others, the Communiqué, welcomed the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Pretoria, South Africa, on 2nd November 2022 and the subsequent Declaration of Senior Commanders on Modalities for the Implementation of the Agreement signed in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12th November 2022.