Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Mauritius, 12th April 2017 – “The recent events [with three acts of piracy off the Somali coasts after five years of calm], reminded us that maritime insecurity remains a major challenge in the Western Indian Ocean. That is why we must not slacken our efforts”. On the occasion of the opening of the fifth Steering Committee of the Regional Programme for the Promotion of Maritime Security (MASE), on the 6th of April 2017 in Bagatelle (Mauritius), Indian Ocean Commission’s (IOC) General-Secretary, Hamada Madi, enjoined the regional organizations and the countries of the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as well as the international community to “remain mobilised in our region that is strategic for world trade”  

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15.03.2017, Addis Ababa - The Director of the IGAD Peace & Security Division (PSD), Amb Tewolde Gebremeskel along with other Heads of Program, on March 15, 2017 received a 25 member delegation of the European Union (EU) who paid a courtesy visit at the IGAD Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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