Nairobi, Kenya, 19 April 2019: The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim has sent a message of congratulations to Hon. Gedu Andargachew on his appointment today as the new Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

“I warmly welcome your well-deserved appointment”, stated Amb Maalim in a letter, adding that he looks forward to working with Hon. Gedu Andaragachew in his new critical role as Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers. The IGAD Executive Secretary further assured the minister of his full support.

Amb. Maalim praised Ethiopia’s continued leadership in the advancement of IGAD’s regional peace, security, development and integration agenda. ENDS.