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U.S. Relationship

Seven Brothers Islands Djibouti landscape
Seven Brothers Islands Djibouti landscape

U.S.-Djibouti Relations

The U.S. had consular representation in the former colony of French Somaliland starting in 1929. Following its independence from France, the U.S. established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Djibouti in 1977. Djibouti is strategically located in the Horn of Africa and is a key U.S. partner on security, regional stability, and humanitarian efforts across the region. The Djiboutian government
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Seven Brothers Islands Djibouti landscape

U.S. Assistance to Djibouti

Djibouti’s economic growth is hindered by a rapidly expanding workforce that is poorly matched to the economic needs of the country, resulting in high unemployment, and a lack of qualified applicants for jobs in certain sectors. Other obstacles to growth include high electricity costs and chronic water shortages, poor health indicators, food insecurity, and governance challenges. U.S. assistance supports education,
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Seven Brothers Islands Djibouti landscape

Bilateral Economic Relations

Djibouti is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Djibouti hosts modern port facilities, which enable the growth of the logistics and services sector. The Government of Djibouti plans to turn Djibouti into a major commercial and shipping hub for East Africa. U.S. exports to Djibouti include vegetable oil, wheat, machinery, and foodstuffs. U.S. imports
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Djibouti.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 209,700 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Djibouti. This includes 58,500 Pfizer and 151,200 J&J doses. Of the 209,700 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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