Abiy Holds Bilateral talks Leaders of East African Countries

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held today bilateral discussions with leaders of East African Countries in Djibouti, where in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) leaders being held.

The PM held discussions with the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, President of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and Vice President of South Sudan, Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior.

On the same day, Abiy also said he has held consultation together with the presidents of Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.
The discussions were held on pressing regional issues.

“The strength of stability in our region is based on cooperation for growth and development,” he said. “I am glad as leaders we can come around the table and discuss pressing issues in our region.”

Abiy and his high level delegation involving foreign minister Demeke Mekonen are in Djibouti to participate in the 38th extraordinary summit of the Assembly of the IGAD.

The summit is expected to discuss on issues of peace and security as well as on measures to tackle the COVID -19 pandemic in the sub-region.