The Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, has made a courtesy visit to the Ambassador of Cuba to Ethiopia. The officials exchanged wide ranging views, including the relationship between Cuba and IGAD Secretariat.
The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng Mahboub Maalim, has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Director General of Regional Center for Mapping and Resources for Development (RCMRD), Mr. Hussein Farah.
RCMRD is an Inter-Governmental organizational which promotes the development and use of Geo-Information and and Information Technology, in the sustainable development of Africa, by assisting in human resources and institutional capacity buiding.
The Ambassador of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Alphons Hennekens, paid a working visit to the office of IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim where they called for stronger relationship and cooperation. The Executive Secretary thanked the Ambassador for the active role Netherland plays in the IGAD Partners Forum. Both officials discussed wide ranging views including the development of the region and the ongoing revitalization of IGAD
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Djibouti, H.E. Mr. James C. Swan has made a courtesy visit to the office of the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim. The officials exchanged wide ranging views including the peace and security and humanitarian situation of the region.
The Regional Director for East Africa at the German Agency for Technical Assistance (GTZ) on a three-day visit to IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti said that her country will continue to support IGAD because the regional organization is a building block of the African Economic Community under AU and the region has genuine political and economic challenges.