Ambassador Osman R. Yavuzalp, the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia officially delivered his accreditation letter to IGAD.
The Ambassador delivered his letter to H.E. Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, the Executive Secretary of IGAD on December 17, 2014 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
During the meeting of the two sides held at the Embassy of Turkey in Addis Ababa, the Turkish Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the IGAD Executive Secretary for his continued interest to work with the Turkish.
The Ambassador re-affirmed the dedication of his Government to continue its investment for the re-building of Somalia and to support the efforts of IGAD to create sustainable peace in the country and the region as well.
H.E Ambassador Mahboub, in his turn expressed his gratitude for the Turkish Government for officially accrediting its Ambassador following the departure of the previous Ambassador as this signify the continuity of the commitment by the Turkish Government to work with and support IGAD.
Finally both sides have agreed to set time to review the status of the MoU signed between the Turkish Government and IGAD for enhanced cooperation.
(IGAD – Djibouti) The Executive Secretary of IGAD H.E Ambassador (Eng) Mahboub M. Maalim has expressed profound concern regarding the current situation in South Sudan where on the 15th of December there was an outbreak of violence in some parts of the capital city, Juba which later spread to other parts of the country.
Nairobi, 10 December 2013 - President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, has launched the ECA commissioned publication of the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan for the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region 2013-2023.
The launch of Sustainable Tourism Master plan in Nairobi was also graced by the vice president of Kenya, Hon. William Samoei Ruto and senior officials of in charge of Tourism in IGAD member countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE Ambassador (Engineer) Mahboub Maalim, conveys his deepest and sincere condolences to the family members of Nelson Mandela, and to the people and the government of South Africa following the painful loss of Nelson Mandela.
“The loss of the anti-apartheid hero is a loss not only for South Africa, but also for the entire world. The first elected President in the history of South Africa was and will always be a source of inspiration for all of us. Nelson Mandela was an example of courage, determination, and humanity. He was an accomplished statesman who is still shining on us.”