IGAD heads of state held their 33rd session in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia on Wednesday to discuss the current situation in the region, mainly the political crisis.

Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Ismail Awale, said after the meeting that the IGAD leaders discussed the solution to the crisis in South Sudan.

Meanwhile, the Minister added that the leaders of the conference highly praised Somalia for its reforms in the fields of economics and politics, and also expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the international community to address the challenges of the Horn of Africa.

The Somali government plays a crucial role in peacebuilding, promoting economic cooperation and social inclusion in the Horn of Africa.