Sabahi (Washington, DC)

Djibouti: Japanese, Djiboutian Leaders Discuss Development Projects

Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ali Silay on Monday (January 21st) met with Yoshifumi Okamura, director general of the Africa department in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Japanese investment in Djibouti, Djibouti's La Nation reported.

Silay and Okamura reviewed various projects in Djibouti funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). Silay expressed his desire for Japan to invest further in Djibouti's sustainable development.

Okamura in turn voiced his country's gratitude for Djibouti's support to Japanese defence forces stationed in Djibouti while fighting piracy, and extended an invitation to Djibouti to participate in the Tokyo Conference on African Development, scheduled for June.

Okamura then met separately with Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

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