The IGAD Executive Secretary, Amb. Mahboub Maalim attended the 2nd Italy-Africa Ministers Conference in Rome, Italy
While in Rome Amb. Mahboub held meetings several senior officials including: H.E. Enzo Maovero Milanesi, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs; H.E. Prof. Emanuela Del Re-the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Massimo Gaiani- the Italian MoF Director of Global issues among other.
Amb. Mahboub updated them on IGAD programs in the enhancing regional peace and security as well as regional integration and development.
The Italian officials commended Amb. Mahboub for the significant achievements that IGAD has registered in South Sudan Peace Process, in the Somalia Stabilization and in Countering Violent Extremism. They retaliated their government commitment to support IGAD institutions and programs.
The ES also met with senior Carabinieri officials in Rome. The ES thanked the team for collaborating with the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism to offer joint trainings. The Carabinieri team expressed their readiness and willingness to upscale the trainings.
Source: Inter Governmental Authority on Development