Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh's Welcome

Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh

Ambassador Doualeh with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House

Ambassador Doualeh and his family with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House

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I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome, and I sincerely hope you will have a great experience visiting our new website.

I am proud and honored to serve my country in the United States, and I will tirelessly endeavor to further strengthen the excellent ties that exist between our countries. This website serves the purpose of sharing with you updated information about our country pertaining to society, tourism, economy and politics.

Djibouti is a peaceful, stable and friendly country which over the past few years embarked upon massive scale development infrastructure projects. As a result of these efforts, Djibouti’s GDP increased two-fold between 2002 and 2014, an impressive rate of growth indicating both good macro-economic policies and wise investment, in particular in transport and port facilities.

Djibouti’s economic prospect remains favorable as large-scaled infrastructure developments are set to continue on 2017-2025 supported by foreign direct investment and public spending. Djibouti is steadily transforming itself into the crucial hub for linking East Africa to the Eastern hemisphere. It has recently established a 3500-hectare new economic zone called the Khor Ambado free zone. It will act as the engine of the economic driver of Djibouti. We are also directing resources towards the actualization of Djibouti’s potential as a vibrant tourist destination.

Djiboutians from all walks of life are warm, hospitable, hardworking and full of enthusiasm.

Once again, warm welcome from the government and the people of Djibouti, and I hope that visiting this website would create the urge to connect with Djibouti and explore, visit and invest in our country.