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IGAD Secretary Engineer Mahbub Speaking about PM Meles Zenawi
It is with great sorrow and shock that the IGAD family and myself
learned of the untimely passing away of H.E. Ato Meles Zenawi the Prime
Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairman of
I wish to convey IGAD's condolences to his family, H.E. Ato
Hailemariam Desalegn, Acting Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic
Republic of Ethiopia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the
IGAD Council of Ministers, to both Houses of Parliament to the Council
of Ministers, to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) and
to the people of Ethiopia over this great loss not only to the country
and the IGAD Region but also to the African Continent.
Meles Zenawi was Chairman of IGAD for over 5 years and the IGAD Region
great ly benefited from his wise leadership and guidance and his
valuable contribution to the development of IGAD as a regiona l
institution. During his Chairmanship IGAD has shined in the
international arena due to his successful management of the volatile
situation affecting our Region. He tirelessly worked for peace in
Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, Liberia and Burundi. IGAD's fraternity will
sorely miss this great man with a focused vis ion and brilliant
leadership. His vision of Regional Economic Integration and
Infrastructure Development, including the Great Renaissance Dam were
inspirational to all. We were greatly honored when His Excellency as the
only chairperson to do so, came to the Secretariat to support and
encourage the staff , personally.
We join all Ethiopians and the
IGAD family in mourning H. E. Ato Meles Zenawi's death and pray that the
Almighty GOD gives strength to his bereaved fam ily and the whole
country .to cope with these trying and diff icult times. May his soul
rest in eternal peace.