The Rise of Djibouti as a Global Trade Hub

Djibouti's  strategic  location  makes  it  an  important entry  point  into  African  markets  for  global  commerce, Djibouti  is  also  a  critical  node  on  one  of the  most  ambitious  global  infrastructure  networks - China's Belt and Road  initiative.

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The economy of Djibouti is derived in large part from its strategic location on the Red Sea.

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The Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is strategically located at the crossroads of one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, linking Europe, the Far East, the Horn of Africa and the Persian Gulf. The Ports of Djibouti serves as a key refueling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime outlet for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia.

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Tourism in Djibouti is one of the growing economic sectors of the country and is an industry that generates 53,000 and 73,000 arrivals per year, with its favorable beaches and climate and also include islands and beaches in the Gulf of Tadjoura and the Bab al-Mandab. The main tourist activities are scuba diving, fishing, trekking and hiking, discovering the nomadic way, bird watching, and sun, sea and sand.

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