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Secretary Kerry Travel to Colombo, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Riyadh and Paris

April 27, 2015 - ...The Secretary will travel to Djibouti, Djibouti, on May 5, where he will meet high-level leaders to discuss our bilateral cooperation and their support to evacuation efforts from Yemen. He will engage with Djiboutian youth and religious leaders on a range of issues. The Secretary will also visit with U.S. military personnel at Camp Lemonnier. This is the first time that a sitting Secretary of State will visit Djibouti.

U.S. Department of StateMon, Apr 27, 2015 Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks on Djiboutian National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Djibouti on the anniversary of your independence on June 27...

U.S. Department of StateMon, Jun 27, 2016 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Starting January 1 ,2017 Working hours of Djibouti Administration will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday to Thursday

Le chef de l’Etat, M. Ismail Omar Guelleh, a présidé ce mardi les travaux de la 21ème séance du Conseil des ministres au cours de laquelle l’exécutif djiboutien a entériné la décision de réaménager les horaires de travail dans l’administration publique.

A cet effet, les horaires de travail seront désormais de 08h00 à 17h00 pendant cinq jours par semaine à partir de janvier 2017.

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Statement read by President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the Leaders Summit on Refugees in New York on 20 September 2016

Statement of H.E ISMAÏL OMAR GUELLEH
President of the Republic of Djibouti

Summit on Refugees

Praise with God that peace and blessing are on the Prophet, his family and his companions!

Praise with God that peace and blessing are on the Prophet, his family and his companions!

Mr. President,
Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 Sat, Sep 24, 2016
IA: Djibouti People Trailer

The Afar: The toughest people on earth?

(CNN) - Living above a magma chamber is not without its hazards, and yet the Afar have done so for generations.

CNNWed, Apr 6, 2016 Wed, Apr 6, 2016

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union appoints General Osman Nour Soubagleh of the Republic of Djibouti as Commander of the AMISOM Force

Addis Ababa, 31 May 2016 : The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, appointed General Osman Nour Soubagleh as Commander of the AMISOM Force. General Soubagleh will henceforth take command of the military component of AMISOM to replace Lieutenant-General Jonathan Rono of Kenya. The appointment of General Soubagleh comes at a crucial time for the operations in Somalia. General Soubagleh will thus participate in the meeting on the Revision of the Concept of Operations of AMISOM scheduled to take place from 7 to 17 June 2016 in Addis Ababa and Nairobi... Read more...

African UnionTue, May 31, 2016 Tue, May 31, 2016

The Council of Ministers of Djibouti adopted a Bill on the Refugee Status in Djibouti... the creations of an Economic Development Board and a Foundation of the Right to Housing

Bill on Refugee Status in Djibouti
The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Djibouti adopted a Bill on Refugee Status in Djibouti. This bill aims to strengthen and consolidate the national legal framework regulating the conditions of asylum and refugee status in Djibouti.

The Creation of an “Economic Development Board”

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The Governor of the Central Bank gave an interview to the financial newspaper Banker África

The Governor of the Central Bank gave an interview to the financial newspaper Banker África, in which he spoke of the strategic priorities of the development of the Central Bank and the roles of regional Gateway to East Africa he said ``Due to its geographic location, Djibouti is naturally positioned to serve as a gateway for East Africa to the world, particularly Asia and Europe. Djibouti’s development strategy already includes a broad platform of services and logistics to exploit its natural advantage.

Mon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The official ceremony of the Non-permanent seat of the UNSC has been launch in New York by the Minister of Foreign Affair of Djibouti

Djibouti lance sa campagne officielle pour son élection en tant que membre non permanent du conseil de sécurité des nations unies

La NationTue, Dec 10, 2019 Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The Rep of Djibouti hosted the 21st Intermodal Africa 2019, it important event for International Trade for logistic and Transport through the Port infrastructure

Djibouti is principal Gateway to East Africa and has a modern, well equipped, and reliable Port infrastructure in the Region.

Le chef de l’Etat préside le lancement des travaux de la 21ième conférence et exposition sur les ports, la logistique et les transports maritimes des pays du continent africain

Thu, Mar 21, 2019 Thu, Mar 21, 2019

The World bank Economic outlook was published : Djibouti medium-term economic outlook is positive, as the Government’s strategy of positioning the country as a regional trade, logistics, and digital hub gains traction.

Economic Outlook
The medium-term economic outlook is positive, as the Government’s strategy of positioning the country as a regional trade, logistics, and digital hub gains traction. GDP growth is expected to reach 7.0 percent in 2019 before accelerating to 8.0

The World BankThu, Apr 4, 2019 Thu, Apr 4, 2019

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

Tiny but Strategic Djibouti Dreams of Becoming East African Powerhouse

A country few Americans have ever heard of — and even fewer have visited — hosts the only permanent U.S. military base in Africa.

The Washington DiplomatWed, Oct 31, 2018 Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Tiny Djibouti aiming to be global military, shipping center

Tiny Djibouti aiming to be global military, shipping center

DJIBOUTI — Two fighter jets took off and roared over the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, a sprawling complex in this tiny African nation that is quickly becoming a strategic military and shipping outpost for the world.

Not far away, a massive U.S. flag waved over transport planes parked in front of America’s only permanent military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier, home to about 4,000 personnel.

The Washington PostMon, Apr 9, 2018 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

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

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Thu, Jun 9, 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

MuhammadAli.jpg

Thu, Jun 9, 2016

U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation

March 2, 2015 - On February 25 and 26, in Washington, DC, senior officials of the United States and the Republic of Djibouti Governments met to launch the inaugural U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum, a key outcome of the historic May 5, 2014, White House meeting between U.S. President Obama and Djiboutian President Guelleh.

U.S. Department of StateMon, Mar 2, 2015 Mon, Mar 2, 2015

U.S. National Security Advisor Visit to Djibouti

March 9, 2014 - Ambassador Rice met with senior leaders and U.S. troops from the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier to discuss CJTF operations in the region.

Embassy of the United States in DjiboutiSun, Mar 9, 2014 Sun, Mar 9, 2014

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE'S MESSAGE FOR DJIBOUTI NATIONAL DAY

On behalf of President Trump and people of the United States, I wish the people and government of Djibouti a happy national day as you celebrate the 41st anniversary of your independence on June 27.

Our peoples and governments have long benefited from our partnership, which contributes to the peace, development, and growth in Djibouti and the region. We look forward to our partnership continuing to advance the peace and prosperity of our peoples.

U.S. Department of StateWed, Jun 27, 2018 Fri, Jun 29, 2018

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