The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni will attend the next IGAD summit which is due to be held in the capital Mogadishu next week.
Mogadishu which was seen in the past as a serious city in terms of the security will host a high level summit for the first time in 30 years.
The summit of intergovernmental authority on development “IGAD” will focus on the upcoming elections in September and October and the tension in South Sudan.
President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta along with President of South Sudan, Djibouti, Sudan and prime minister of Ethiopia will also participate in the summit.
“it is the first time in Mogadishu or Somalia to be held a high level summit in 20 years, we see that it sends historic message to the world that Somalia is getting back,” Foreign minister of Somalia Abdi Salam said.
Nearly 22,000 African peacekeepers from different countries are based in Somalia to combat the Alshabab movement.
Mahad Mohamed Ali
English newsroom department