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The Ambassador

Amb. Yacin Houssein Doualé


Amb. Yacin Houssein Doualé can speak Somali, French, English and moderate Arabic. From 1997 to 1998 he was a teacher at the Djibouti high school and in a vocational school. From 1998- 2001 he was Advisor to the Europe-Americas Division at the Ministry of Affairs. He was nominated Head of the Europe-Americas Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2001-2003, and from the latter year to 2011 he was 1st Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Djibouti in Japan; From 2011 to 2021 he was Director of Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti. Responsible for organizing the work of the department in collaboration with three regional sub-directorates in charge of bilateral relations that Djibouti maintains with all countries except Arab countries. These relations are approached through the political and economic cooperation. And finally that same year he became ambassador of Djibouti in Germany.



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.