The IGAD Council of Ministers held its 58th Extra-Ordinary Session on 23rd and 24th July 2017 under the chairmanship of H.E. Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Council.
The session was attended by H.E. Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Djibouti; H.E. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya; H.E. Yusuf Garaad Omar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Deng Alor Kuol, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan; H.E. Martin Elia Lomuro, Minister for Cabinet Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan; H.E. Henry Oryem Okello, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda; and H.E. Hamza El-Amin Ahmed, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Djibouti.
H.E. Festus Mogae, Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC); H.E. Mahboub Maalim, IGAD Executive Secretary and H.E. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan were also in attendance.
The honourable members of the Council paid a courtesy call on H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, and held discussion on the political, security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan.
The Council also held a meeting with various stakeholders on South Sudan including representatives of regional and international partners, faith-based organizations, eminent personalities, youth, women, the civil society and the business community.
H.E. Festus Mogae, JMEC Chairperson and H.E. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan briefed the Council on the current situation in South Sudan. The Ministers deliberated on the progress reports and the planned High Level Revitalization Forum.