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07-06-2018, Djibouti (Djibouti): State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Mrs Hirut Zemene, today visited the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti where she was received by the regional organisation’s Executive Secretary, H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim.

The State Minister, who is on a broader visit to Djibouti, wanted to get first-hand experience of IGAD Secretariat. The Executive Secretary organised a brief and informative meeting with some IGAD senior staff including the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division, Ag Director of Administration and Finance Division, Ag Director of Health & Social Development Division.

 The discussion evolved around the proposed African Union reforms and what they entail for the Regional Economic Communities such as IGAD, ways of improving contribution mechanism by to the organisation by Member States.

 The State Minister assured the Executive Secretary of her country’s full support to the organisation.                                                                     

 H.E. Mrs Hirut Zemene was accompanied by the Ambassador of Ethiopia to Djibouti.


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