Djibouti and Ethiopian authorities have signed an agreement for the use of the livestock terminal in the port of Doraleh to enable export in the direction of mainly the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Ocean.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Djibouti’s Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Ahmed Awaleh, and his Ethiopian counterpart, Oumer Hussien Oba, who also emphasized the growth of economic relations between the two countries, announcing further investment programs to upgrade Doraleh’s port operations (

Recently, the Ethiopian government invested in the construction of a quarantine facility in Mille (in the Afar regional state), which is in close proximity to the port of Djibouti, and this quarantine station was recently accredited, registered and recognized by inspectors from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), enabling efficient delivery of animals for export. A delegation led by Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shire, had visited Djibouti a few days earlier, confirming Addis Ababa’s commitment to promoting economic cooperation with the country and announcing the allocation of new resources for the development of joint projects, which have so far totaled more than $10 billion in joint investments (


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