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COMMUNIQUE BY THE 10th ORDINARY IGAD SUMMIT
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 21:11
 

COMMUNIQUE BY THE 10th ORDINARY IGAD SUMMIT

  1. The Tenth ordinary summit of the Heads of State and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was held at the Nile International Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda from 20 – 25 October 2003.

  2. The summit was chaired by H.E Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and was attended by the Heads of State and Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Republic of Kenya, The Republic of Somalia and the Republic of Sudan.

  3. The President of the State of Eritrea was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea. The President of the Republic of Djibouti was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in charge of Relations with parliament of the Republic of Djibouti.

  4. H.E Joachim Chissano, the President of the Republic of Mozambique attended the summit meeting in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union.

  5. The following IGAD Development Partners attended the IGAD Summit.H.E Hilde Fradjord Johnson, Minister of International Development of Norway; Senator Alfredo Mantica, Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs/Co – Chairperson of IGAD Partners Forum; H.E Mrs. Agnes Van Ardenne, Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands; H.E Mrs. Laila Freivalds, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; H.E Mr. Mohamed Sahnoun, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General, H.E Amb. Mchumo, Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community, H.E Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Assistant secretary General of COMESA and Mrs. Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General of International Organization for Migration.

  6. H.E Yoweri Museveni extended warm welcome to the Heads of State and Government, and expressed appreciation for being honoured to chair the Summit of IGAD for the next one year.

  7. The Summit commended the achievements and the role played by the Sudan during her tenure of office as Chairperson of IGAD ( January 2000 to October 2003)

  8. The Summit noted progress so far made in the Sudan peace process, notably; The Machakos protocol of 20 July 2002: The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cessation of hostilities of 15 October 2002 and its addendum of 4th February 2003.The Agreed aspects in both power and wealth sharing of 6th February 2003 and the agreement on security arrangement during the Interim Period of September 2003.

  9. Following the Naivasha Declaration of 22 October 2003, the Summit welcomed and urged the parties to conclude the Final Peace Agreement by the end of the year.

  10. The summit welcomed and encouraged all parties involved in the Sudan Peace Process to continue with the process of dialogue in order to resolve the remaining outstanding issues as agreed.

  11. The Summit committed itself to support the reconstruction and peace building effort in the Sudan and urged the IGAD Secretariat to formulate in collaboration with International Organizations and Development Partners, a workplan to that effect.

  12. Following discussions and exchange of views on the current complications encountered in the Peace Process between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Summit decided that current IGAD Chairman and the current Chairman of the African Union be engaged in the implementation of the Algiers Agreement.

  13. The summit endorsed the Resolution of the 22nd session of the IGAD Council of Ministers on the IGAD future vision for integration and security as proposed by Sudan.

  14. On Somalia Peace Process. The summit endorsed the following recommendations of the 22nd Session of IGAD Council of Ministers.

(I) Expand the Technical Committee now renamed as the Facilitation Committee on the Somali Peace Process led by Kenya to include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan( Sudan subject to confirmation)

(II) Direct the Facilitation Committee to meet on 28th October, 2003 at Ministerial Level in Nairobi to review the status of the Peace Process and report to the Chairman of the Summit.

(III)  Request the current Chairman to evaluate the Peace Process on Somali in order to decide on measures that would remove any obstacles to the Process.

(IV)  The African Union through the Chair and the commission to assit IGAd in its effort to facilitate the Reconciliation Process in Somalia.


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