Sunday, July 04, 2010
The 15th Extra-Ordinary Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
President Mwai Kibaki will be among other IGAD regional leaders attending the two day summit expected to discuss the political and security situation in Somalia.
The summit is also expected to review the 36th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD council of Ministers, report of the IGAD Military Experts' Mission to Somalia and consideration of the Draft Communiqué of the 15th Extraordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of State and Government.
The summit will also discuss the way forward in attaining a lasting solution for security and political problems that have plagued Somalia for decades.
The summit is expected to be a forum where the conflicts among the various groupings in the country and within the interim Somalia government will be discussed and resolved.
IGAD, which was established in 1986 has its headquarters in Djibouti and its members include Ethiopia, Djibouti , Kenya , Somalia , Sudan and Uganda .
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is the current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government.