The two discussed a wide range of issues relating to peace and security within the great lakes region
PIC: Said Djinnit and Henry Okello Oryem after meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices in Kampala on Friday. (Courtesy photo)
KAMPALA - The special envoy of the UN Secretary General for the great lakes region, Said Djinnit, today held a meeting with the state minister for foreign affairs, Henry Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Kampala.
The two discussed a wide range of issues relating to peace and security within the great lakes region.
The special envoy commended the efforts of Uganda, as well as the sub regional organisations in particular Intergovernmental Authority on Development, East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region towards supporting political processes and finding peaceful solutions for the conflict situations in the region.
Djinnit underlined the need for a continued and close coordination between those organisations in order to strengthen their efficiency.
Okello Oryem reassured the special envoy of Uganda’s continued regional and international support for initiatives aimed at promoting inclusive dialogue among national stakeholders. He stressed the importance of opening political space to enable the full and free participation of political parties.
The minister also noted the need for governments in the region, as well as regional and international partners, to continue addressing urgent and drastically increasing humanitarian needs and pursue durable solutions for internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers.