25-05-2017, Djibouti (Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, yesterday visited the Speaker of the National Assembly of Djibouti, Hon. Mohamed Ali Houmed .
Amb Maalim was warmly welcomed by Mr. Speaker Hon. Mohamed who briefed him about the various activities in which the Parliament is engaged, and expressed interest in working with IGAD Secretariat on building capacity of Member of Parliaments through creation of awareness on the many activities IGAD is undertaking: for instance on the domestication of the IGAD policy and legal frameworks and Strategies.
The Speaker Hon. Mohamed recalled that the Parliament of Djibouti was part of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of IGAD (IPU-IGAD) and that the Djiboutian Members of Parliament were actively engaged in the Union’s activities.
IGAD Executive Secretary praised the Hon. Speaker of the National Assembly of Djibouti for his interest in working with IGAD, the Regional Economic Community covering the Horn of Africa of which Djibouti is part of and assured him of his support in areas of mutual benefit for both institutions. .
The two parties agreed on further engagement by technical staff from both Institutions on areas that will create a better understanding of IGAD activities.