Issue Brief on “Engaging Africa: Growing Diplomatic Ties between Pakistan and Djibouti”

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In a meeting with a 12-member parliamentary delegation of the African Union (AU) in Islamabad on December 30, 2020, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Pakistan is going to establish its resident diplomatic mission in Djibouti.[1] The AU delegation was led by President National Assembly of Republic of Djibouti, Mohamed Ali Houmed.

The delegation was on a week-long official visit to Pakistan. During the visit, both sides expressed their shared desire to broaden bilateral cooperation in diverse fields like public sector reforms, technical cooperation, infrastructure development and private investment.[2] The two sides also exchanged views on importance of peace and security in neighboring regional context of both Pakistan and Djibouti. Houmed, for his part, appreciated Pakistan’s “historical” support and expressed hope that this visit of parliamentary delegation would help further consolidate Djibouti-Pakistan relations.[3]

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