Somalia's transitional president, Abdulkassim Salat Hassan, arrived in Khartoum Thursday morning to attend the eighth summit of the east African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Somalia has not participated in such a summit since the fall of the government of Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991, which plunged the country into fighting among rival clans and factions.
The leaders of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopian and Sudan are already present in Khartoum, while the leaders of Kenya and Uganda are not participating.
The process of national reconciliation in Sudan, where a civil war has raged for 17 years, will be on the agenda of the summit as well as IGAD financial and administrative questions – KHARTOUM (AFP)
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