Republic of Djibouti
Brazil and Djibouti established diplomatic relations in 1996. In 2010, the Brazilian Embassy in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) became concurrently accredited to Djibouti.
In 2005, the President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, visited Brazil to participate in the Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA), occasion at which he attended a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In 2012, an Agreement on Technical Cooperation between the two countries was signed. The priorities singled out by Djiboutian authorities for cooperation focus on areas of infrastructure, agriculture, environment, health, education, national solidarity, scientific research, and social development. A Brazilian company is currently building port in the country, with funding from the United Arab Emirates.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1996 – Diplomatic relations are established through the signature of a joint communiqué by the Representatives of Brazil and of Djibouti to the UN
2005 – The President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, visits Brazil to participate in the 1st Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
2010 – The Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) substitutes the Brazilian Embassy in Nairobi (Kenya) in the function of cumulatively representing Brazil before Djibouti
2011 – Djibouti is included in the list of beneficiaries of Law No. 12,429, which regulates the donation of public food stocks by the Brazilian Government
2012 – An Agreement on Technical Cooperation is signed at the Djiboutian Chancellery, on the occasion of the presentation of credentials of the nonresident Brazilian Ambassador