Friday, Sep 20, 2019

"Somalis are the only people who can solve Somalia's problems," said the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, at a meeting organized by the Somali community in Boston, USA.

The Executive Secretary, who is on mission to the USA, encouraged the Somali diaspora to return and invest in their country. "Your country is in dire need of your contribution to reverse the depletion of intellectual and technical personnel as well as investment," he said

The Executive Secretary of IGAD Eng. Mahboub Maalim welcomed to his office the Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, H.E. Mr. Suleiman Dedefo Weshe.  The Executive Secretary briefed the Ambassador on the work of the organization and discussed the situation of the region and IGAD’s role in paving the way to regional integration. The Ambassador reiterated the support of the Government of Ethiopia for IGAD and expressed his confidence.

Eng. Maalim and Mr. NgwenyaThe Executive Secretary of IGAD welcomed at his office the Secretary General of COMESA Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya. The officials discussed regional concerns including agriculture, environment and livestock and agreed to strengthen their cooperative relations.

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