Addis Ababa, December 20/2020(ENA) Prime
Minister Abiy Ahmed today held bilateral discussions with leaders of East
African Countries in Djibouti.
held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok,
President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Farmaajo, President of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and Vice President of
SouthSudan, Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior.
The leaders are participating in the 38th
extraordinary summit of the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on
Development (IGAD) Heads of State and Government that is currently underway in
Prime Minister Abiy after his bilateral
discussions with the leaders of the region, he has also held consultation
together with the presidents of Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.
Prime Minister Abiy twitted that “I am glad
as leaders we can come around the table and discuss pressing issues in our
“The strength of stability in our region is
based on cooperation for growth and development,” he added.
Prime Minister Abiy is in Djibouti leading
a high level Ethiopian government delegation that comprises of Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonen and other high ranking
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 continent.