Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Eng. Mahboub with H.E. Mr.Gu XiaojieIGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, met with the ambassador of China to the Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Mr.Gu Xiaojie.

The Executive Secretary briefed the ambassador about the revitalization of IGAD and the works of the organization in the region.

“We will support your efforts,” said Ambassador Xiaojie, “We appreciate your efforts of regional integration, revitalization and promotion of peace.”

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The E.S with Somalia's PresidentThe Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, paid a courtesy visit to the President of Somalia, Sh. Sharif Sh. Ahmed. Eng. Maalim congratulated the new Somali President and assured the support of IGAD in the rebuilding of the country.

The Executive Secretary also met with the Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke and exchanged views on the region and Somalia in particular.

On February 13, 2009, Sh. Sharif Sh. Ahmed nominated the Prime Minister at a ceremony in Djibouti, the Republic of Djibouti. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Sharmarke pledged to work hard to reconcile and unite his nation.

Eng. Maalim and Mr. YoussoufThe Executive Secretary has paid a working visit to the office of Djibouti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf. The officials exchanged wide-ranging views including the preparation of the upcoming meeting of the IGAD Council of Ministers to be held in Djibouti.

H.E Dr. Fahma Ahmed NurThe Executive Secretary received the Minister of Women, Development and Family Affairs Hon. Dr. Fahma Ahmed Nur where both have called for a greater cooperation. The role of women in development and social services were among issues discussed.

H.E. Dr. Claas Dieter KnoopThe Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim received H.E. Dr. Claas Dieter Knoop; Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ethiopia, Heike Dettmann; Counsellor of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ethiopia and Col. Jens Ronneburg, Defense Attaché of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ethiopia. The parties discussed about development projects and other areas of mutual interest.

The Executive Secretary has met with the Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kinichi Komano and discussed with him issues of development and cooperation between IGAD and the government of Japan. As a member of IGAD Partners Forum, Ambassador Komano, told the Executive Secretary the determination of Japan to work with IGAD on many fronts including development projects and technology.


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