IGAD takes this opportunity to congratulate the People of South West State of Somalia in the conclusion of the recent conference. We congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia and the President of the interim administration of South West State, H.E. Hon. Shariff Hassan.

IGAD is proud to be associated with the process and its outcome and pledges to support the South West State interim administration. IGAD encourages the People residing in these regions to  discuss their own issues and protect the rights of all in the region.

Amb. Mohamed Affey

IGAD Special Envoy for Somalia