IGAD Welcomes Gedu Andargachew’s Appointment as Foreign Affairs Minister

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 Addis Ababa  April 19/2019 The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, sent a congratulatory message to Gedu Andargachew on his appointment as the new Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

“I warmly welcome your well-deserved appointment,” stated Ambassador Maalim in a letter, adding that he looks forward to working with Gedu in his new critical role as Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers.

The IGAD Executive Secretary further assured the Minister of his full support, according to a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Maalim praised Ethiopia’s continued leadership in the advancement of IGAD’s regional peace, security, and development and integration agenda.