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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

Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahamoud Ali Youssouf addresses the United Nations General Assembly

Discours Prononcé Par Son Excellence Monsieur Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres Et de la Cooperation International Chef de la Delegation Djiboutienne Devant le 72eme session de l'Assemblee Génerale des Nations Unies le Samedi 23 Septembre 2017

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

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

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

L’Ambassadeur Douale a rencontré l’Ambassadeur d’Ethiopie, S.E. M Girma Birru

23 février 2016 - Son Excellence l’Ambassadeur Mohamed Siad Douale a rendu une visite de courtoisie à l’Ambassadeur de la République Fédérale d’Ethiopie aux Etats-Unis qui est aussi le Doyen des Ambassadeurs des pays d’Afrique de l’Est.

Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Le président de la République reçoit une délégation éthiopienne de haut niveau

Le président de la République reçoit une délégation éthiopienne de haut niveau

Le président de la République, M. Ismail Omar Guelleh, a reçu aujourd’hui, mardi, en fin de matinée, une délégation éthiopienne de haut niveau conduite par le ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Workneh Gebeyehu.

Au cours de cette rencontre, le chef de la diplomatie éthiopienne a remis au président Ismail Omar Guelleh un message écrit du Premier ministre éthiopien, M. Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Tue, Aug 14, 2018 Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Ambassador Mohamed S. Douale’s response to Reuters’ article and subsequent news articles on Djibouti’s termination of DP World contract

The Government of Djibouti wishes to correct certain errors in your report of March 6, 2018, concerning its recent termination of a port management contract with DP World, a Dubai company.

Djibouti exercised its contractual right to terminate the contract due to the failure of DP World to honor its contractual commitments. Djibouti’s actions were a lawful and reasonable exercise of its contractual and sovereign rights.

Fri, Mar 9, 2018



The Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in the United States and Canada wishes to inform Djibouti nationals living in the United States and Canada that the Embassy will begin accepting application forms for new Djiboutian biometric passports, starting June 4, 2018.

Fri, Apr 6, 2018

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

Cyclone Sagar has caused heavy rains and flash flood in Djibouti .Many people have been affected ,Djibouti government working hard to assist those affected

Présidence de la République
Service Presse
Djibouti, le 20 mai 2018

Le Président de la République suit avec beaucoup d’attention les effets du cyclone Sagar dans notre pays.

Le Président de la République, Son Excellence Ismail Omar Guelleh, suit avec beaucoup d’attention la situation de fortes pluies accompagnées parfois de vents violents que connait notre pays ces 48 dernières heures.

Mon, May 21, 2018 Mon, May 21, 2018

Message H.E Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Minister Of Foreign Affairs to the Honorable Rex Tillerson US Secretary of State



Wed, Jul 5, 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 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

Bio-metric passport


Fri, Apr 6, 2018 Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Ambassador Douale met with Dr. Shannon Smith

February 1, 2016 - Ahead of the Binational Forum meeting, Ambassador Douale had a productive and interactive meeting with Dr. Shannon Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan at the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Mon, Feb 1, 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
TIA&TW -  Amb. Mohamed Siad Doualeh (Republic of Djibouti)

Ambassador douale gave an interview toPBS News Dennis Wholey

Ambassador to the United States, Mohamed Siad Douale gave an interview to the Dennis Wholey Their conversation explores the unique mix of cultures and strategic locations of the Republic of Djibouti who host large American base in Africa (Camp Lemonier )

Thu, Oct 19, 2017


Tue, Nov 14, 2017

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

President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh has been named member of European Tourism Academy in recognition of his visionary leadership


Tue, Mar 27, 2018 Mon, Apr 9, 2018