The summit is being held at the request and invitation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister and current IGAD Chairman Dr. Ahmed Ali Abey.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa where he joins other heads of State for the 13th Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The summit is being held at the request and invitation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister and current IGAD Chairman Dr. Ahmed Ali Abiy.
The countries attending include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, and Eritrea.
The President was received at Bole International Airport by the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Sahle Work Zewde, Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Gedu Andergacui, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Sam Kutesa, Uganda's Ambassador to Addis Ababa Ms. Rebecca Otengo and other Ethiopian and IGAD officials.
The summit, which was preceded by the 47th Ordinary session of the council of Ministers, is expected to focus on the transfer of IGAD Chairmanship currently held by Ethiopia, official handover of the role of the Executive Secretary and the adoption of the new IGAD structure among other things.