EU Representative: Current Situation at Horn of Africa Necessitates Setting Goals on Freedom of Movement
Nov 14, 2017 - The European Union Representative to Sudan said that the current situation in the Horn of Africa necessitates setting particular objectives by the member states in the region regarding the freedom of movement.
In his address to the meeting of IGAD countries on the freedom of movement between the countries at the region Monday at Al-Salam Rotana Hotel, the EU Representative said that the European Union has extended assistance for solving the issues of immigration and labor.
He appreciated the step adopted by Sudan for opening its borders for many refugees from different countries.
He said that the European Union is supporting the African Union for easing the movement of students in Africa.
The Director of the African Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla Idris, said that the member states at the IGAD organization have agreed on support to the joint development strategies, the coordination of economic and social policies, the regional integration and cooperation in various fields, enhancing the Infrastructures in the transport and communication, the attraction of investments, keeping security and stability and the conservation of environment.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Abu-Zaid Al-Hassan of the IGAD Executive Secretariat, said that the IGAD countries have agreed 30 years ago on the freedom of persons' movement toward guaranteeing security and stability.