SOMALIA President welcomes IGAD agreement on South Sudan

SOMALIA President welcomes IGAD agreement on South Sudan
SOMALIA President welcomes IGAD agreement on South Sudan

His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the IGAD agreement on South Sudan

Speaking at the 24th IGAD Heads of State Summit, held during the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the President said:

“As the leading regional organization, IGAD has played a critical role in negotiations concerning South Sudan. Somalia has worked hard with our partners to bring the two sides together and ensure the cessation of hostilities holds.

The protection of civilians and of human rights is paramount. We have also agreed that those displaced by the fighting must be given free movement across borders.”

At the conclusion of the summit, IGAD issued a communiqué, which outlines the terms of reference for the cessation of hostilities.

Source: Office of the President

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