ES with H.E Prof. Ekmeeddin IhsanogluThe Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Prof Ekmeeddin Ihsanoglu has received in audience at the General Secretariat, the Executive Secretary of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE. Mahboub Maalim. 
The visiting Chief Executive briefed the Secretary General on the overall situation in the IGAD region and their long term plan to address recurring drought and famine in their member countries half of which are also OIC Member States. He commended the OIC humanitarian activities in Somalia and conveyed their readiness to formalize their cooperation with the OIC

Prof Ihsanoglu on his part reiterated the importance of collaboration between the two organizations to confront the peace building and development challenges facing the region and to end the violence in Somalia.