Friday, Sep 25, 2020

IGAD IPF Meeting(IGAD - Addis Ababa) The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim met with delegates of IGAD Partners Forum (IPF) .

The meeting, which took place at the residence of the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa and chaired by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Raffaele de Lutio, brought together the friends of IGAD and was aimed to pave the way to practically implement the revitalization of IGAD.


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The Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, received on Wednesday 27 August 2008 Mr. Ali Haribou, FAO Representative to Djibouti and to IGAD at the Secretariat. Mr. Haribou congratulated the ES on his recent appointment as Executive Secretary and pledged to work with him in promoting cooperation between the two organisations.


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Eng. Maalim with Beatrice MarshallThe IGAD Executive Secretary, H.E. Eng Mahmoud Maalim gave his first exclusive broadcast interview on Tuesday 12th August 2008. The interview conducted by a renowned Kenyan broadcast journalist, Beatrice Marshall of KTN [Kenya Television Network] focused on the role of the regional organization in food security, infrastructure development, and peace and security in the Horn of Africa.

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Eng. Maalim and Mr. Gonzalez

IGAD Executive Secretary, Mr. Mahboub Maalim, has received at his office, Mr. Joaquin Gonzalez, a representative from the European Union.

The Executive Secretary and Mr. Gonzalez talked about issues of cooperation between the EU and IGAD and strengthening their relationship.

The executive secretary recommended to the EU the importance of having their delegation in Djibouti in which Mr. Joaquin Gonzalez stated that the EU will plan his request by next year. Mr. Gonzalez reiterated the EU will continue supporting IGAD’s development programs and will keep “putting IGAD up on the international agenda.”

“"We have a huge opportunity to do better. Our commitment is sincere.”"