26-10-2018,Rome ( Italy): While in Rome Amb. Mahboub held meetings several senior officials including: H.E. Enzo Maovero Milanesi, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs; H.E. Prof. Emanuela Del Re-the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Massimo Gaiani- the Italian MoF Director of Global issues among other.
Amb. Mahboub updated them on IGAD programs in the enhancing regional peace and security as well as regional integration and development.
The Italian officials commended Amb. Mahboub for the significant achievements that IGAD has registered in South Sudan Peace Process, in the Somalia Stabilization and in Countering Violent Extremism. They retaliated their government commitment to support IGAD institutions and programs.
The ES also met with senior Carabinieri officials in Rome. The ES thanked the team for collaborating with the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism to offer joint trainings. The Carabinieri team expressed their readiness and willingness to upscale the trainings.
19-10-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, has expressed deep sadness upon receiving the news of the passing away of Mr. Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab, former President of Republic of the Sudan.
Amb Maalim said that “Mr. Al-Dahab will be remembered as a celebrated leader both at home and abroad for his illustrious contribution to the Republic of Sudan as well as his deep commitment to the ideals of peace and democracy”.
"He was also one of the founding fathers of IGAD having served as the President of Sudan during the time of the organization’s establishment in 1986", the message continues.
Amb Maalim conveyed his heartfelt condolences and that of the IGAD family to Mr. Al-Dahab’s family as well as the government and people of the Republic Sudan.
08-10-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti): On behalf of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretary, the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division, Mr Mohamed Moussa, today received the Regional Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ms Erika Joergensen, at the Secretariat.
10-09-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti); The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, today received Mr. Abdullah Alqahtani, Diplomat Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Djibouti.
Mr. Abdullah Alqahtani was welcomed to the Secretariat of the regional organisation where he delivered a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia to the Executive Secretary inviting him to an event in Saudi Arabia.
The two parties then discussed areas of mutual interest.
05-09-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Ambassador of France to Djibouti, H.E. Christophe Guilhou, this morning presented his credential letters to the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, at the Secretariat of the regional organisation in Djibouti.