Monday, Aug 10, 2020

The Executive Secretary of IGAD Amb.(Eng) Mahboub Maalim has met with the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdi Farah Shirdon. Both sides discussed at length issues about the region especially the political progress in Somalia. The Prime Minister of Somalia praised efforts of IGAD in stabilizing the country.

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The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Amb. (Eng) Mahboub Maalim has welcomed to the IGAD Secretariat a high level delegation from Finland headed by Foreign Minister H.E. Erkki Tuomioja and Minister for International Development H.E. Heidi Hautala. The Director General for Africa and the Middle East, Risto Piipponen, and Director for Africa Helena Airaksinen were also members of the Delegation, guided by H.E. Amb Leo Olasvirta and Ms. Kaisa-Reetta Karhu from the Embassy of Finland in Addis Ababa.

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Chinua Achebe     Image cc Stuart C. ShapiroIn his message to the family and the people of Nigeria, the Executive Secretary of IGAD Amb(Eng) Mahboub Maalim said "Chinua Achebe was a great champion for peace and justice on the African Continent; a legendary wordsmith who inspired generations through his writings. Africa has lost a great cultural icon whose contribution to literature and the arts is unmatched".

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Nairobi, Kenya: The IGAD Executive Secretary, H.E. Ambassador Mahboub Maalim this morning congratulated the people of Kenya for maintaining peace throughout the election process and praised them for high turnout and exemplary discipline on the 4th March polling day demonstrating to the region and the whole world their democratic maturity.

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