The Embassy of Djibouti in Berlin
Address: Kurfürstenstrasse 84, 10787 Berlin
Tel.: (+49) 30 26 39 01 57
Fax: (+49) 30 26 93 41 65
Amb. Aden Mohamed Dileita
Amb. Dileita was accredited as the Ambassador of Djibouti to the Federal Republic of Germany on 24th November 2011.
Amb. Dileita studied in Paris from 1982 to 1984 at the École de Hautes Études Internationales in Paris, and then enrolled in Amharic-Arabic of the Institut national des langues et civilizations orientales (INALCO). In July 1987 he defended his thesis on the "Problems of drought and assistance from international organizations in Ethiopia during the years 1984-1985".
Back in Djibouti Amb. Dileita worked from October 1988 to February 1989 as coordinator of the national NGO ANDES (National Organization for Economic and Social Development). He is well known in Djibouti for leading the Hospital General Peltier from April 2000 to October 2005. He changed his professional field with his nomination as Honorary Consul of the Djiboutian Embassy in India at the beginning of November 2005. He held this post until June 2011.
Diplomatic relations were established in 1978. Bilateral relations are friendly.The importance Germany attaches to relations with Djibouti was underlined by the opening of a German Embassy there in spring 2010.
Since September 2012 German experts have been involved in the EU’s EUCAP NESTOR mission, which supports regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa and has its headquarters in Djibouti. Djibouti’s Foreign Minister, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, paid an official visit to Germany in late February 2010. He held talks with Federal Foreign Minister, Westerwelle, and the Federal Defence Minister and received high-level attention at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry of Finance. During the visit, a declaration of intent on cooperation in foreign policy was signed on 23rd February 2010.
On 11th April 2010, Federal Foreign Minister, Westerwelle, and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Niebel, paid a joint official visit to Djibouti that has helped further intensify bilateral relations. In connection with Germany’s engagement, there have been several visits to Djibouti by the Federal Defence Minister, the most recent being that of Minister de Maizière in December 2011. A particular high point in bilateral relations was former Federal President Köhler’s visit to Djibouti on 6th of December 2004.