The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa yesterday met Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala to discuss social economic development among other matters.
The Minister commended IGAD’s excellent working relationship with the Government of the Republic of Uganda as one of its member states.
Kutesa further appreciated the interventions being undertaken by IGAD in Uganda and the East African region highlighting key initiatives in the areas of social economic development, peace and security, migration, environment as well as regional integration and development in the region.
Workneh, on his part, conveyed a message of gratitude to the Minister, for the warm reception and hospitality that has been accorded to him further stating that his intention is to work closely with the Ministry.
He further reiterated the commitment of IGAD to deliver on its mandate to promote regional cooperation and integration for the benefit of the IGAD citizenry’s development.
In conclusion, Hon. Kutesa re-affirmed Uganda’s commitment to promoting regional peace and security, regional integration, sustainable development and cooperation with IGAD member states.
Also in attendance from IGAD were, Dr. John Patrick Kabayo, Coordinator IDDRISI Platform, Ms. Lucy Daxbacher, IGAD Head of Mission to Uganda, Mr. Phillip Gathungu, Executive Support Officer IGAD and from the Ministry were; Amb. Patrick Mugoya, the Permanent Secretary among other senior officials.