Dire Dawa, Djibouti City Agree to Boost cultural & Economic Ties

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Dire Dawa City and Djibouti’s capital have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revitalize their historical economic and cultural ties.

The MoU aims to foster and promote culture, tourism, the flow of trade and investment, and infrastructural capacity-building cooperation between the cities.

The Mayor of Dire Dawa City, Kadir Juhar, is in Djibouti on a three-day working visit in order to revitalize the already vibrant and intricately entwined sister cities of Dire Dawa and Djibouti’s capital.

Mayor Kadir and, his Djibouti City counterpart, Said D. Mohamed signed the Memorandum of understanding on Sunday.

the Ministry of Foreign affairs (MoFA) said the agreement recognizes the deep socioeconomic, cultural, and historical ties between the residents of the two cities.

It stems from the existing, long-established, and constantly evolving cordial relations between Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti, Ministry added.

Following the signing ceremony, the mayor of Dire Dawa city and his delegation, along with Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Djibouti, Berhanu Tsegaye, presented 62,000 seedlings to the mayor of Djibouti city, representatives from the Djibouti Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries resources.

Ethiopia has delivered the seedlings to Djibouti as part of expanding its Green Legacy initiative to neighboring countries.

The Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti said a quarter of a million trees have been proffered so far, engendering an exemplary green economic integration with the neighboring nation.