4th April 2019 Nairobi, Kenya: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today established the Taskforce on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden during the meeting of the IGAD Committee of Ambassadors.
The establishment of the the Task Force was in line with the decision of the 46th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers which was held in Djibouti on 27th February 2019. The Task Force is expcted to study, review and advise on the conclusions and recommendations of the Council and urgently chart a regional plan of action with clear timelines. Further, the Task Force will build a common position and strategy to respond to the challenges and opportunities in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden arena.
The Task Force will coordinate its efforts with the African Union Commission in line with the decision of the Council.