Khartoum, Nov. 30 (SUNA) – The EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa and Red Sea , Annette Weber, said that the meeting of the IGAD Foreign Ministers in Khartoum comes at an excellent time, after the positive steps in the Horn of Africa.

Envoy Annette Weber praised the positive steps in the Horn of Africa, especially that the region had witnessed a difficult period in the past, she expressed hope the Sudan would realize transition.

During her address to the 48th ordinary meeting of the IGAD Ministerial Council, currently hosted by Khartoum, the representative of the EU pointed to the signing of the cessation of hostilities in Ethiopia, which had a major role in opening windows of hope.

She drew attention to the fact that the European Union remained hopeful that the Horn of Africa would witness positive developments, particularly that the region in need for regional and economic integration.

Pointing out to the history of wars in Europe, she said: "The first meeting between them was through economic integration”, stressing the EU's support for the regional and economic integration of the countries of the region to overcome difficulties and challenges.

Annette Weber noted that the challenges related to climate change, which needs many solutions, and the countries to reach a common understanding for the region to function automatically, and that what enables the European Union to offer a lot to the Horn of Africa.

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