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18 November 2016, Addis Ababa - The IGAD Executive Secretary Amb(Eng). Mahboub Maalim this morning paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu. Amb. Maalim was accompanied by CEWARN Director, Mr Camlus Omogo, IGAD Peace and Security Division Director, Amb Tewolde Gebremeskel as well as Mr Daniel Yifru.

Amb. Maalim congratulated the Minister on his appointment and assured him of IGAD's full support. He also briefed him on ongoing organisational reform efforts at IGAD as well as the various efforts IGAD is leading in promoting peace and security; in promoting Infrastructure and trade as well as in addressing food security and migration related challenges. Amb. Maalim also touched on the contributions of IGAD's Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN).

The Minister, on his part, thanked the Executive Secretary for his visit and affirmed his commitment to work closely with IGAD on the issues raised.

17-11-2016, Djibouti: During a three-day technical meeting on November 14th, 15th, and 16th in Djibouti, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat successfully submitted a draft Treaty, a draft Organizational Structure, and a draft budget 2017 to its Member States Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Ministries of Finance for review in view of forwarding them to the next IGAD Council of Ministers for endorsement.

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