Monday, Sep 28, 2020

H.E. Eng. Mahboub Maalim and UNDP Administrator, Mrs, Helen Clark

The Executive Secretary of IGAD, H.E. Eng. Mahboub Maalim met with UNDP Administrator, Mrs, Helen Clark. The two officials discussed the outcome of the IGAD/UN agencies conference that took place in Djibouti from May 16-17, 2012.  They also discussed ways to strengthen UNDP support for IGAD’s capacity in the implementation of the IGAD Drought Resilience Initiative in the Horn of Africa. Mrs. Clark assured the Executive Secretary of continuing UNDP support to IGAD by providing technical and financial support as well as lobbying for IGAD’s causes.

Eng. Mahboub and H.E. Ambassador SimendaExecutive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, received H.E. Ambassador Francis Zaza Simenda, the ambassador and permanent representative to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.The ambassador is also Zambia's Permanent Secretary to IGAD.

Executive Secretary praised Zambia for its support to IGAD. The two officials had a broad discussion about the region and called for stronger relationship and cooperation.

For his part, the Zambian ambassador Simenda thanked the Executive Secretary for his gracious hospitality in welcoming him to Djibouti.