Support for E. Africa Stability

Support for E. Africa StabilitySupport for E. Africa Stability

The executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has underlined the need for increased cooperation between Iran and the African bloc.

Mahboub Maalim made the remarks on Monday in a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, IRNA reported.

The foreign ministry official said Iran supports every effort to promote security and prosperity in Eastern Africa.

The two officials also discussed the ways to increase cooperation on agriculture, water and electricity projects.    

IGAD is an eight-country trade bloc in Eastern Africa. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley, and the African Great Lakes. Its headquarters is in Djibouti City. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda are IGAD member states.