10-03-2018, Djibouti: On behalf of the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD), I wish to commend H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Raila Odinga for their historic meeting that will herald a new dawn for Kenya. This is unprecedented in the African Continent and demonstrate statesmanship.
This joint programme for a new Kenya initiated by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E Raila Odinga will create a roadmap for building bridges which will stimulate nation-building and prosperity.
I note that this initiative is consistent with the tenets of IGAD and I am certain it will lead to a great, strong, cohesive and united Kenya. Given the pivotal position of Kenya in the region, the initiative by the two Principals will contribute towards shared prosperity and integration within the region.
On behalf of the IGAD Family I wish to pledge our total support for this initiative and commit to fully support the programmes that the two leaders have outlined for implementation.
Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim
IGAD Executive Secretary