IGAD Countries' Ambassadors Group Forum re launched in Brussels

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Addis Ababa, 13 February 2014 (WIC) - Heads of Missions of the IGAD member states in Brussels have re-launched a joint IGAD Forum at a meeting held on Wednesday, February 12/ 2014. 

The Ambassadors of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and the chargé d'affaires of Djibouti met and discussed the urgent necessity to reform the IGAD Ambassadors Group in Brussels.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the proposal was put forward by Ambassador Teshome Toga of Ethiopia, in his capacity as representative of Ethiopia, the current chair of IGAD.

The Ambassadors decided to hold regular meetings, with Ethiopia as chair and Kenya as rapporteur to be office bearers of the group.

The Ambassadors' Forum Group agreed on the need to co-ordinate their efforts in line with the priorities and decisions of the IGAD Heads of State and Government.

They also declared the importance of joint promotion of the positions taken by IGAD at various fora and other meetings. The Ambassadors’ Group Forum determined that they would hold regular meetings every month.

The initial meeting concluded with identification of topics and venue for their next meeting, to be held at the Embassy of Uganda on March 10.