The Executive Secretary of IGAD H.E Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim and the Swiss ambassador in Ethiopia, H.E Amb. Andrea Semadeni, have today in Addis Ababa signed a framework agreement on partnership and cooperation between IGAD and Switzerland. The agreement, which comes into force with today's signing, provides for increased cooperation between Switzerland and IGAD in the Horn of Africa in areas of food security, migration, peace and security, as well as in the field of science.