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Monday, 24 September 2018
 

IGAD Summit Appreciates Great Role of Sudan in Hosting Refugees from South Sudan

Khartoum- The 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which concluded session in Addis Ababa Monday with participation of President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, commended the great role Sudan has remained assuming in hosting the refugees from South Sudan and treating them as Sudanese citizens and not as refugees.
Sudan Ambassador to Addis Ababa Jamal Al Shiekh said in a statement to Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that the summit also praised the opening of the Sudanese humanitarian corridors for delivery of relief materials to the South Sudanese citizens, indicating that the summit affirmed that the IGAD would undertake a pioneering role in collaboration with the partners and that it had decided for the first time to make practical steps.
The Ambassador pointed out that the outcome of the summit constituted a shift in dealing with the crisis in South Sudan.