14 East African Countries meet in Asmara Today

November 04, 2019 (AO)  – The Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) held the 23rd Session of its Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) in Asmara, Eritrea.

The ICSOE is held annually to discuss key issues and challenges about the economic and social development of the sub-region with the view to making appropriate recommendations to address them.

The meeting is attended by Senior Government Officials from fourteen-member States served by the office as well as Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) of the sub-region, development partners, research centres, media practitioners, private sector and civil society organisations and seasoned experts.

Eritrean Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleh Osman said, “we are very happy to host ECA meeting in Asmara” when he met Andrew Mold, head of UNECA in East Africa, and reiterated the government’s support to the #ICSOE2019 meeting.

More than 250 policy makers from 14 East African countries will gather at Asmara Palace Hotel (pictured) from 5-7 November 2019 to discuss New Opportunities for Regional Integration

The theme of the year’s ICSOE is: “Leveraging New Opportunities for Regional Integration in Eastern Africa”.

Source: ECA