Eritrea to rejoin IGAD next week

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Eritrea will rejoin the East African bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), at an event to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next week.

Eritrea suspended its IGAD membership in 2007 and rejoined the bloc in 2011. But it suspended its membership again in 2017.

In a related development, the final signing ceremony of South Sudan revitalized peace agreement will take place in Addis Ababa next week.

Sudan Tribune quoted Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, as saying “the final signing ceremony will be done in Addis Ababa.”

He added the Council of ministers will be held on the 11 and 12 September followed by the Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

The two meetings will discuss the concerns and reservations of the opposition groups and endorse the final text of the revitalized peace agreement, Sudan Tribune added.

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