H.E Andrea Semadeni, the Swiss Ambassador accredited to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, the AU and IGAD had a working visit to the IGAD secretariat on Monday 17th November. The officer in charge, the Legal counsel Yufnalis Okubo on behalf of the executive secretary, received him at the secretariat. H.E the ambassador held briefs with all the divisions in the spirit of cooperation between IGAD and Swiss Confederation.
The IGAD-Swiss Confederation areas of cooperation include Peace and security with funding already secured towards the establishment of the mechanism for advancing federalism and decentralization in IGAD member states. Discussions are underway towards concluding specific agreements in support of the mediation support unit and CEWARN.