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8-12-2016 - The IGAD Executive Secretary this morning held separate consultations with Representatives of the Governments of UK, Norway as well as Italy.The Consultations touched on regional peace and security developments in light of the IGAD Summit meeting of Heads of State and Government scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa on 9 December 2016 to consider developments in South Sudan and Somalia. In this his meeting with the UK Special Envoy Mr. Christopher Trott, and Norwegian Special Envoy Mr. Erlink Skjonsberg as well as delegates from the Government of Italy. Amb. Maalim appreciated the support and continued partnership with their governments. The delegations on their part appreciated IGAD's ongoing efforts to promote peace and security in the region.

05-11-2016, Djibouti: The newly appointed Ambassador of Finland to Ethiopia accredited to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Her Excellency Helena Airaknisen, this morning presented her credential letters to the Executive Secretary of IGAD, His Excellency Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, at the headquarters of the organisation in Djibouti, Djibouti.


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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.


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