May 30, 2024

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer Travels to Djibouti, Qatar, and Ethiopia

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer Travels to Djibouti, Qatar, and Ethiopia

U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer will travel to Djibouti, Qatar, and Ethiopia from December 7-17.  In Djibouti, Ambassador Hammer will attend the 41st Extraordinary Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Assembly Heads of State and Government on Sudan and meet with Djiboutian officials.  SEHOA Hammer will support regional and international efforts on Sudan to end the conflict, promote a democratic transition, press for unhindered humanitarian access, and support justice and accountability for victims of the violence.

In Qatar, Ambassador Hammer will participate in the Doha Forum.  He will discuss with Qatari officials regional and international efforts to end the ongoing violence in Sudan and advance stability in the Horn of Africa.

In Ethiopia, SEHOA Hammer intends to meet with African Union officials to coordinate efforts on Sudan and other regional priorities.  He will also urge Ethiopian officials to continue implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement on northern Ethiopia, including making progress on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration as well as transitional justice and accountability.  Ambassador Hammer will urge negotiated resolutions to ongoing violence in the Amhara and Oromia regions, calling on all parties to protect civilians, refrain from hate speech, and respect human rights.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/special-envoy-for-the-horn-of-africa-hammer-travels-to-djibouti-qatar-and-ethiopia/