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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

The Secretary of State Michael Pompeo send best wish for the Muslim communities in United States and around the World for celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion. In the United States, under normal circumstances, many mosques, homes, and community centers welcome friends and neighbors of different faiths to unite under one roof, echoing our shared American values of inclusion and charity.

U.S. Department of StateMon, Apr 27, 2020 Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Djibouti February 7-9

February 5, 2016 - Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to Djibouti to lead the U.S. delegation to the second annual U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum.

U.S. Department of StateFri, Feb 5, 2016 Fri, Feb 5, 2016

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

Remarks by President Obama and President Guelleh of Djibouti before Bilateral Meeting

May 05, 2014 - PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to welcome President Guelleh and his delegation here today. I had an opportunity to visit Djibouti when I was a senator, before I was elected President, and saw firsthand the importance of U.S. cooperation with Djibouti.

The White HouseMon, May 5, 2014 Mon, May 5, 2014

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

World Bank Group Executive Directors Visit Djibouti to Discuss Country’s Development Prospects

World Bank Group Executive Directors Visit Djibouti to Discuss Country’s Development Prospects

DJIBOUTI, January 15, 2020 – A delegation of World Bank Group Executive Directors (EDs) has concluded its visit to Djibouti after gaining a comprehensive perspective of the country’s current development status and future opportunities, with its focus on youth and women.

The World BankWed, Jan 15, 2020 Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Minister of Finance Ilyas Dawaleh signed Project which will expand quality education for 35,000 children with VP Mena Ferid Belhaj

Minister of Finance Ilyas Dawaleh signed Project which will expand quality education for 35,000 children with VP Mena Ferid Belhaj . Also with the presence of Minister of Budget, Abdoulkarim Aden Cher and Amb Mohamed Siad Douale .

The World BankTue, Oct 29, 2019 Mon, Oct 28, 2019

World Bank to provide US$43 Million in Concessional Financing to Djibouti for 2016-17 to Create Jobs, Support Incomes, and Improve Services for the Poor

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016—The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors endorsed today an updated strategy to help Djibouti address vulnerability and improve service delivery.

The World BankTue, May 31, 2016 Tue, May 31, 2016

Doing Business 2019: Djibouti Jumps 55 Ranks

DJIBOUTI, October 31, 2018 – Djibouti saw a rise of 55 ranks in the World Bank World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global rankings. This was announced in the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, released today. This year, Djibouti cleared the top 100 economies, sitting at 99th globally. Last year, the report ranked Djibouti at 154.

The World BankWed, Oct 31, 2018 Mon, Nov 5, 2018

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

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA

African Union member states signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement bringing together 55 countries – more than 1.2 billion people – and a combined GDP of more than $3 trillion.

African UnionWed, Mar 21, 2018 Wed, Mar 21, 2018

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

Le Premier ministre décore le vice-président du SFI de la médaille d’Officier de l’Ordre National du 27 juin

Le Premier ministre décore le vice-président de la Société financière internationale (SFI) de la médaille d’Officier de l’Ordre National du 27 juin /
Le Premier ministre, M. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, a élevé ce dimanche au rang d’officier dans l’Ordre national du 27 juin le vice-président de la Société financière internationale (SFI) du groupe de la Banque mondiale, M. Mohamed Ibrahim Gouled.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Sun, Jan 8, 2017 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Workshop on Trafficking in human beings opens in Djibouti

26/09/2016 - Inauguration ce lundi au Palais du peuple d’un atelier de sensibilisation sur la traite des êtres humains

Le Palais du peuple a abrité aujourd’hui la cérémonie de lancement d’un atelier de sensibilisation sur la traite des êtres humains.

Cet atelier dont les travaux vont se prolonger jusqu’à demain est organisé par le ministère de la Justice et des Affaires pénitentiaires, chargé de Droits de l’Homme.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Mon, Sep 26, 2016 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Le président de la République reçoit une délégation du Congrès américain

Le président de la République, M. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, a reçu ce mardi une délégation de parlementaires membres de la commission en charge de la Défense au Congrès américain.

Les relations d’amitié et de coopération entre les deux pays ainsi que les voies et les moyens de les promouvoir et les développer davantage ont été au centre des échanges entre le chef de l’Etat et la délégation américaine qui était conduite par M. James Scott.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Fri, Sep 8, 2017 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

U.S. Group "Black Rhino" Signs Important Energy Agreement with Djibouti Minister of Energy

30/08/2016 - Djibouti- Black Rhino : Signature d'un protocole d'accord marquant le lancement de la première phase du projet de construction d’un pipeline de 550 km entre Djibouti et l’Ethiopie

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Tue, Aug 30, 2016 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

"Rail and sea have always been the two breasts of our Republic," says President Guelleh

"Le rail et la mer ont toujours été les deux mamelles nourricières de notre République", déclare le président Guelleh

Aujourd’hui à Nagad, au cours de la cérémonie historique d’inauguration de la nouvelle ligne de chemin de fer qui reliera en sept heures Djibouti à la capitale éthiopienne, le chef de l’Etat, M. Ismail Omar Guelleh a prononcé un discours remarquable dans lequel il a exprimé sa fierté d’avoir pu mener à bien avec ses partenaires éthiopiens ce grand projet.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Tue, Jan 10, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Djibouti / USA: President Ismail Omar Guelleh was the patron of a signing ceremony for several contracts worth $25 Million held at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

The contracts were awarded to four large Djiboutian companies through ‘Djibouti First’, a program designed to give priority to local businesses.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Sun, Nov 5, 2017 Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Djibouti and Ethiopia sign the Pipeline project length the 767 km to export Ethiopian gas via Djibouti port.

Djibouti et l'Ethiopie procèdent à la signature du projet de construction d'un pipeline de 767 km pour l'exportation du gaz éthiopien via les ports de Djibouti

Le ministre djiboutien de l’Energie, chargé des Ressources naturelles, M. Yonis Ali Guedi, et son homologue de la République fédérale d’Ethiopie, Dr Samuel Hurcato, ont procédé aujourd'hui à Addis-Abeba à la signature du projet de construction d'un pipeline de 767 km destiné à l'exportation du gaz éthiopien via les ports de Djibouti.

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information (ADI)Fri, Feb 15, 2019 Fri, Feb 15, 2019