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Press Release on the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of IGAD held in Juba South Sudan on July 23 and 24 2017


(07/24/2017) La 28ème session extraordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de l'IGAD s’est tenue les 23 et 24 juillet 2017 à Juba, capitale de la République du Soudan du Sud. La République de Djibouti a été représentée par son Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération Internationale, Porte-Parole du Gouvernement, Monsieur Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

U.S.-Djiboutian Relationship Strong and Strengthening, Mattis Says

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 —

The meeting between Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh yesterday went to the heart of the U.S. relationship with the African nation, the secretary said, describing it as strong and strengthening.

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Today Ambassador Douale sent a condolence letter on behalf of the people of Djibouti to the family of the late Muhammad Ali

Today Ambassador Douale sent a condolence letter on behalf of the people of Djibouti to the family of the late Muhammad Ali


Thu, Jun 9, 2016

L’Ambassadeur Douale a rencontré l’Ambassadeur de l’Etat du Qatar

18 avril 2016 - Son Excellence monsieur Mohamed Siad Douale a rendu une visite de courtoisie à l’Ambassadeur de l’Etat du Qatar accrédité à Washington, DC.

Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Today Ambassador Douale sent a condolence letter on behalf of the people of Djibouti to the family of the late Muhammad Ali

Today Ambassador Douale sent a condolence letter on behalf of the people of Djibouti to the family of the late Muhammad Ali


Thu, Jun 9, 2016

Briefing Meeting with the University student in Djibouti Embassy

On March 30th 2017, the Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti hosted a delegation of students from Mercer University in Georgia and their faculty advisor Dr. Eimad Houry. The students are representing the Republic of Djibouti for this year's National University Model Arab League Conference. The event will be held at Georgetown University Conference Center March 31st -April 2nd 2017.

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Mr. Abdallah Omar had meeting in the Embassy with Mr. Aysa Miller Director for African Affairs of the USTR

The Economic Counselor Mr. Abdallah Omar Absieh had meeting on Wednesday 15th February 2017 in the Embassy with Mr. Aysa Miller Director for African Affairs Office of the Us Trade Representative.
The discussion has generally focused on improving the business climate and how to facilitate the investment of US companies in Djibouti and in particular to increase trade flows between the two countries. Mr Miller pledged to work with Djibouti to help attract US investments in the priority area such as energy, infrastructure and Tourism.

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Remarks by Ambassador Douale at the Ceremony of Presentation of Credentials

January 25, 2016 - “Your Excellency the President of the United States of America Mr. Barack Obama, I have the immense privilege and the great honor to present to Your Excellency the letter of Credence by which His Excellency President Ismail Omar Guelleh of the Republic of Djibouti appoints me as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Djibouti...”

Mon, Jan 25, 2016

L’Ambassadeur Mohamed Siad Douale a rencontré M. Paul Romer Vice -Président et Chef Economiste de la Banque Mondiale

L'Ambassadeur Mohamed Siad Douale a rencontré M. Paul Romer Vice- Président et Chef Economiste de la Banque Mondiale récemment nommé dans ce poste dans le bureau de l'Administrateur Mohamed Sikieh.

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Ambassador Douale gave an interview to the digital Journal The Cipher Brief

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a trip to Djibouti in April in a show of friendship with the small East African country, at a time when other nations are also bolstering relations with Djibouti. China, for example, is building its first overseas military base there, just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, the U.S. military’s primary base in the Horn of Africa. The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder asked H.E. Mohamed Siad Doualeh, Djibouti’s Ambassador to the United States, about the strength of relations with the U.S. and top security threats that the U.S.

Tue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

President Obama greets President Guelleh at UN reception

September 20, 2016, New York - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted His Excellency Ismail Guelleh, the President of the Republic of Djibouti...

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Rencontre avec le Doyen des Pays Africains aux Etats-Unis, l’Ambassadeur du Congo Brazzaville Serge Mombouli

2 février 2016 - L’Ambassadeur de la République de Djibouti aux Etats-Unis, Son Excellence Mohamed Siad DOUALE a rendu visite aux Doyens des Ambassadeurs des pays Africains aux Etats-Unis, S.E. M. Serge Mombouli, Ambassadeur de la République du Congo Brazzaville aux Etats-Unis d’Amérique dans les locaux de l’Ambassade du Congo Brazzaville à Washington DC.

Tue, Feb 2, 2016

Orlando Shooting: Condolence letter of Ambassador Douale to the US Department of State

At this most tragic moment in the wake of the terrorist attacks in your country, I hasten to convey to you and through you to the families of the victims who were killed, including the dozens wounded and to the Government and people of the United States, our sincere sadness and deepest condolences.

We are immensely shocked and outraged, there is no parallel or justification to the ruthlessness, recklessness and cowardice of this heinous action directed against innocent people. We strongly condemn such acts.

Mon, Jun 13, 2016

TheThird Ministerial Meeting of the Djibouti-American Bi-National Forum Held in Washington

Djibouti/Etats-Unis : Tenue à Washington de la 3ème réunion ministérielle du forum binational djibouto-américain

Présidée conjointement par le ministre djiboutien des Affaires étrangères, M. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, et le sous-secrétaire d'Etat chargé des Affaires politiques, M. Thomas Shannon, la 3ème réunion ministérielle du forum binational djibouto-américain s’est tenue hier à Washington, aux Etats-Unis.

Fri, May 19, 2017

Ambassador Mohamed Siad Douale presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General of Canada

On Mars 2nd, 2017, Ambassador Mohamed Siad Douale presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Fri, Mar 3, 2017 Fri, Mar 3, 2017

US delegation attended the inaugural ceremony for President Ismail Omar Guelleh

A high-level delegation led by Ambassador Bruce Warthon attended the inaugural ceremony of President Guelleh on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Sun, May 8, 2016

L’ Ambassadeur Douale a reçu M. Éric Mottu Chef de Mission du FMI en charge de la République de Djibouti.

En effet, le Chef de Mission a remercié l’Ambassadeur pour son accueil et sa disponibilité malgré son emploi de temps chargé. Il a ensuite expliqué la récente publication du rapport du FMI concernant la consultation 2015 au titre de l'article IV sur l'économie djiboutienne qui est généralement dans la perspective économique favorable sur les années à venir grâce l'essor des investissements. Selon la prévision macro-économique, la croissance du PIB est estimée à 6,5% en 2016 similaire qu’en 2015, avec une prévision de 7% sur la période de 2017-2016.

Mon, Nov 14, 2016 Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Ambassador douale will make a presentation in Atlanta next week

Atlanta Prepares for an Ambassador Influx Starting June 12

While it’s more coincidental than official, the week of June 12 is shaping up to be an impromptu ambassadors’ week in Atlanta, with top diplomats from four countries dropping in on the city.

It all starts that Monday with Canadian Ambassador David McNaughton, who will be hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for a discussion on NAFTA modernization and Canada’s trade ties with the U.S.

Mon, Jun 5, 2017 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Djibouti seeks public and private solutions to social housing shortfall

Government authorities are looking to partnerships and new programmes in a bid to address Djibouti’s affordable housing deficit.

In mid-September President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh announced a social housing plan that will provide 20,000 units, funded by grants from multiple donors, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco and China.

While the total value of the programme has yet to be disclosed, the completed housing units are expected to cost tenants between DJF15,000 ($84.40) and DJF40,000 ($225) per month, according to press reports.

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Djibouti: IMF expects growth of 7% in 2017

In 2016 Djibouti’s economy has seen high growth on the back of a public spending campaign involving several major projects aimed at improving logistical and energy capacity.

The country’s medium-term outlook is favourable, with public and private investments expected to spur further economic development, according to the World Bank. The IMF agreed, predicting GDP growth would remain steady this year at 6.5%, rising to 7% in 2017.

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017