Thursday, Oct 01, 2020

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.

Mr. Lissane YohannessIGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, received Ethiopia’s appointed special envoy to the Sudan peace process, Mr. Lissane Yohanness. The Executive Secretary discussed with Mr. Yohanness about his appointment and facilitations needed to carry on his duties. In a decision of the 12th Ordinary Summit of Heads of States and Government of IGAD Member Countries, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kenya, were to appoint Special Envoys to represent the region in the Assessment and Evaluation Commission (AEC) of the CPA implementation.