24 October 2019: Djibouti’s Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Ali Hamad affirmed his country’s support to Egypt’s stands and foreign policies as he met with Egyptian ambassador to Djibouti Mostafa Mohamed Urfi to discuss mutual relations and cooperation in a number of files.
Hamad further expressed Djibouti’s appreciation to Egypt’s strenuous efforts in supporting the preparation of Djiboutian cadres.
He also welcomed Egyptian investors in Djibouti, inviting them to exploit his country’s promising capabilities in the field of tourism.
For his part, ambassador Mohamed stressed the strong relations between the two countries and their cooperation in a number of international and regional cases.
The Egyptian ambassador also explained Egypt’s stand on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute, while Hama expressed an understanding to the Egyptian position in this matter.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri had talks on February with Djibouti Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf on establishing an Egyptian logistic free zone in the African country.
The project is aimed at reviving economies of the countries of the Horn of Africa and luring Egyptian investments to Djibouti as well as beefing up inter-trade exchange among the region’s countries