Mr. Frattini and Eng. MaalimMinister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini met at the foreign ministry in Rome with the Executive Secretary ofIGAD Eng. Mahboub Maalim. The meeting confirmed Italy’s traditional support for the organization.

 

Minister reiterated Italy’s commitment to helping IGAD develop as an effective instrument in the pursuit of peace, with special regard to the Somalia situation, stability, democratic growth and the economic integration of the countries of the region. He then assured Italy’s contribution of 300,000 euro to IGAD for the development of those activities.