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No Foreign Influence will shake Djibouti’s relation with Ethiopia, says president Ismail

“The relationship between Djibouti and Ethiopia is stronger than ever. No foreign pressure would shake it,” said President Ismail Omar Guelleh

President Ismail Omar Guelleh
Ethiopian Delegation meeting with President Ismail Omar Guelleh (Photo : MFAE)

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High level Ethiopian Delegation was in Djibouti on Thursday to meet with the president of the country,  Ismail Omar Guelleh who won a fifth term in April of this year with over 97 percent of the vote. 

Temesgen Tiruneh,(Director of National Intelligence and Security Services -NISS), General Berhanu Jula (Chief of staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force) and Ahmed Shiedie ( Minister for Finance) were in the delegation. 

Mr. Berhanu Jula met with his  Djibouti counterpart,  General Zekaria Shiek Ibrahim and discussed ways of strengthening military cooperation. Information sharing, education and training are the areas that are identified for cooperation at this stage. Making the borders of the two countries and the Ethio-Djibouti corridor peaceful is another area where the two sides agreed to cooperate on. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia disclosed that the delegation briefed Djibouti’s  president about the situation in Ethiopia, including works to ensure peace and security in the Tigray region while addressing the humanitarian situation.  Classes have started in the region and normalcy is returning. 

Also, the delegation told the president, as disclosed by the Ministry, that Ethiopia is working to overcome external and internal challenges and maintain peace and security. 

Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh is said to have hailed the effort Ethiopia is making to overcome its challenges.  The strategic partnership between the two countries is stronger to a point that the ties are intertwined.   “The crisis in one of the countries could affect the other,”  he said, as cited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. 

Furthermore, the president expressed readiness to further strengthen it. 

In January 2021, Djibouti awarded Ethiopia’s Defense Chief of Staff, Berhanu Jula, its highest military medal. Mr  Ismail Omar Guelleh himself ordered the medal in what was said to be a recognition of military leadership during the course of law enforcement operations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

In the eyes of the Djibouti president, back then, the successful military operation against Tigary People’s Liberation appeared to be noteworthy. He also recognized him for  “his great contribution to peace and stability in the country and the region as well,” as reported by Fana Broadcasting Corporate. 

Ethiopia’s high level delegation visit to Djibouti came weeks after Egyptian president Abdul Fetah el-Sisi visited the country – the first ever by Egyptian president.  The president reportedly expressed interest in boosting cooperation on “Security matter on the Red Sea.”   Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was also part of the conversation. 

Upon completing his visit, Mr. Sisi is quoted as saying “I stressed Egypt’s rejection of any attempt to impose a fait accompli through unilateral measures that disregard the interests and rights of the two downstream countries,” as reported by Anadolu Agency at the time. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The Egyptian leader Clown El Sisi doesn’t understand honesty, decency, and relationships, not in his DNA, he is a pathological liar, with no ethics, moral and or religious standing whatsoever. El Sisi the degenerate doesn’t know that Djibouti and Ethiopia are very close cousins, and the leader of Djibouti his excellency president Ismail Omar Guelleh or El Sisi thinks everyone is a sellout and coward like him.

    GOD BLESS MOTHERLAND ETHIOPIA AND HER PEOPLE WHEREVER WE MAYBE

  2. Mr. Sisi is determined to do anything under the sun to maintain HIS post, for infinity, for HIS OWN benefit >>> the hallmark of dictators in the annals of world history. THE END

  3. Hey el-Sisi! I am an Egyptian citizen from Al-Qahirah. I demand the refund of tens of millions in US dollars you spent during your vacation in Djibouti. What are all those people in your entourage for? More than 100 of them, for what? Djiboutians are some of the most peaceful and friendly people on earth. I need my tax payers’ money you spent on that weekend vacation refunded pronto, now!!!!

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