Somalia :IGAD urged the African Union to fill the vacuum left by Qatari forces

IGAD Council of Ministers has urged the African Union to fill the vacuum left by Qatari forces, according to ENA. This will expedite the demarcation and the delimitation of the border of Dumera and the Island of Dumera to avoid any escalation of conflicts between Eritrea and Djibouti, according to the reoprt.

In a communiqué it issued today, the 57th Extraordinary Session of IGAD Council of Ministers said it has taken note of the brief of the Foreign Minister of Djibouti, voicing the concern of his country regarding the new development of the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea that has been triggered as a result of the evacuation of the Qatari forces from the area.

The Council added that it has decided to remain actively seized of the matter.

The IGAD Council of Ministers held its 57th Extraordinary Session on the 2nd July, 2017 under the chairmanship of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and Current Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers.

The session was attended by Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, and Botswana, it was learned. (ENA)

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