01-11-2017, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, yesterday received a delegation from the African Union (AU) in his office.
The African Union Political Affairs delegation was led by Ms Karine Kakasi Siaba, Political Affairs Officer, and was on a working visit to Djibouti for the purpose of preparing for the upcoming parliamentary elections to be held in Djibouti in February 2018.
IGAD being a Regional Economic Community and building bloc of the AU as well as an election observation body for member states, the two parties focused their discussions on good governance and democratic processes in the region and on the continent.
Earlier in the morning of yesterday, the Executive Secretary received a delegation from Save the Children led by Mr. Amar Bokhari, Director of International Programme Department based in Oslo, Norway.
The purpose of the visit was for Save the Children to discuss the possibility of acting as implementing partner to IGAD within the framework of Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project in Somalia with financial support from the African Development Bank.