Nairobi, Kenya: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today established the Taskforce on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden during the meeting of the IGAD Committee of Ambassadors.
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The establishment of the Taskforce was in line with the decision of the 46th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers which was held in Djibouti on 27th February 2019.
How on earth IGAD can do this without the presence of Eritrea the holder of the biggest costal area in the red sea. Poor IGAD!
— Medhanie Tsegai (@MedhanieTsegai) April 6, 2019
The Taskforce is expected to study, review and advise on the conclusions and recommendations of the Council and urgently chart a regional plan of action with clear timelines. Further, the Taskforce will build a common position and strategy to respond to the challenges and opportunities in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden arena.
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The Task Force will coordinate its efforts with the African Union Commission in line with the decision of the Council.