17-06-2018, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): H.E. Mrs Hirut Zemene, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) yesterday opened another round of Intensive Interlinked Consultations (IICs) as part of the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa. The State Minister represented the Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers.
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IGAD SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOUTH SUDAN
Delivered At the end of continuation of Phase II of the High- Level Revitalization Forum of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan United Nations Commission for Africa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, 23 May 2018 Your Excellency, the Chairperson of the Council of Ministers
The Council of Ministers of IGAD recalls the Communique of its 61st Extraordinary Session held in Addis Ababa on 26 March 2018, whereby it decided to take the necessary measures against violators of the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians, and Humanitarian Access Agreement (COHA) signed on 21 December 2017, to halt the conflict in South Sudan.
In this regard, CTSAMM and JMEC have submitted reports concerning the repeated and serious violations of COHA, which calls for urgent and appropriate action against the perpetrators.
Therefore, the Chairperson of the Council has decided to convene an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers to consider the punitive measures that should be taken against violators of the COHA. Furthermore, the Council will consider two more items namely:-the Report of the Chairperson on the shuttle diplomacy undertaken to the Parties in South Sudan in accordance with its Communique of 26 March 2018, as well as the Report of the IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan.
22 May 2018