Riyadh(Mogadishu24)-The Governments of Djibouti and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have on Monday signed several key agreements to enhance economic and cultural relations between the two nations.

These agreements were signed during the fifth session of the Joint Committee of Djibouti and Saudi Arabia, chaired by Djibouti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamud Ali Yusuf, and the Minister of Transport of Saudi Arabia, Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Gasser.

The Saudi Minister of Transport explained the Kingdom’s 2030 vision of building a dynamic economy that covers various aspects, such as industry, investment, and providing growth opportunities for businessmen, emphasizing that cooperation is central to all these activities.

The minister pointed out that trade cooperation between Djibouti and Saudi Arabia has increased in the past five years, reaching 2.7 billion riyals, which is an annual increase of 7.43%.

On his part, the Minister of Transport of Djibouti, Hassan Houmed, underscored the importance of the Joint Committee meeting for the promotion and cooperation of the two countries. He noted how Djibouti is striving to achieve goals in promoting key areas such as ports, transport, and roads.

After the meeting, the two governments signed several agreements to promote cooperation between Djibouti and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The signed agreements include:

  1. An agreement on logistics services between the Ministries of Transport of the two governments.
  2. An agreement on cooperation and the exchange of information between the news agencies of the two governments.
  3. A cooperation and collaboration agreement between the Radio and Television Stations of the two governments.
  4. An agreement on livestock exports between Djibouti and Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi delegation paid a visit to the President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, at his office to deliver and appreciation message from the King of Saudi Arabia, and to appreciate Djibouti’s commitment to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

“I have received a delegation from Saudi Arabia led by the Saudi Minister of Transport, Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Gasser. Our discussions covered the close relations between Djibouti and Saudi Arabia, addressing various areas of cooperation,” President Guelleh said in a Facebook post.

The President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh attended the Saudi-Africa Economic Conference last week and the Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia last week.

The governments of Saudi Arabia and Djibouti share a long history of cooperation in the areas of coa

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