Addis Ababa, November 29, 2019 (FBC) –The 13th Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Assembly of heads of State and Government will take place in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa today.
President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday to attend the summit.
The leaders are expected to discuss on the new structure of IGAD, nomination of the new Chairperson and issues of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
Yesterday, the IGAD Council of Minister held its 47th ordinary session.
On the occasion, Gedu stated notable achievements in IGAD during Ethiopia’s Chairmanship of the Organization for almost a decade.
He also appreciated Ambassador Mahaboub Maalim, the outgoing Executive Secretary of IGAD for his professionalism and dedication to IGAD and welcomed the new Executive Secretary Dr. Workeneh Gebyhu.