The 36th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government was held on 14th July 2020 via videoconference, chaired by H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan. The Assembly was attended by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti; H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan; H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Also, in attendance were: representatives of the IGAD Council of Ministers and Committee of Ambassadors, H.E. Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan; H.E. Amb. Mohamed Ali Guyo, IGAD Special Envoy for the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia; H.E. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya Special Envoy to South Sudan and H.E. Amb. Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge, Outgoing Interim Chair of RJMEC.
Representatives of IGAD Partners present during the Assembly’s proceedings included; H.E. Smaїl Chergui, African Union Commission Commissioner for Peace and Security; H.E. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa; H.E Alexander Rondos, EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa.