(IGAD - Nairobi; Kenya) The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia received equipment and furniture to strengthen its headquarters in Mogadishu at a brief ceremony held in Nairobi this morning.
The Resident Coordinator of the Operational Activities of the United Nations Systems, and Resident Representative of the UNDP and Representative of the UNFPA, Ms. Hodan A. Haji-Mohamud, paid a working visit to the office of IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim. The officials discussed collaboration between the organizations and building the capacity of IGAD. Ms. Haji-Mohamud underscored the importance of IGAD as a building block of the African Union with key role in the Peace and Security and general development of the region.
On 15th March 2010, the European Union and the four Regional Economic Communities of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (ESAIO) Region, namely IGAD, COMESA, EAC, and IOC signed project financing agreements totalling 118 million Euros to support diverse regional economic integration and development projects (see details in the table below).