IGAD and the Government of Switzerland discussed the issues in Somalia. Also, they signed different agreements on
the role the Switzerland Government can play in the peace initiatives in the Horn of Africa Region.
IGAD’s Secretary General Mohboub Moalim and the Ambassador of Switzerland to Ethiopia Andres
Simadine discussed the peace initiatives in Somalia and the wider Horn of
Africa Region. They also discussed about the food security and transport in the
region among other things and how Switzerland can help improve those issues. More
than fifty million people live in the arid lands in the Horn of Africa region
where drought caused famine in the last few years.
By Aden Mohamed Warsame