Group photo – H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdoulkader Moussa Helem, Minister of Equipment and Transport with delegation of Japanese Shipowners’ Association.
A delegation of Japanese shipowners’ comprised of 20 members and led by Mr. Koichi MUTO, current president of the JSA (Japan Shipowners’ Association) of the maritime company, Mitsui O.S.K made an on-site visit to Djibouti from the 5-8 October 2017.
The Minister of Equipment and Transport, Mr. Mohamed Abdoulkader Moussa Helem, welcomed the delegation and several high-level officials of his cabinet as well as the Japanese ambassador to Japan, H.E Tatsuo Arai on the 8th of October.
Both parties reiterated the importance of using Djibouti’s geo-strategic location on the maritime plane, which is at the crossroads of a maritime route most frequented by international trade.
The objective of this meeting was to express his gratitude to the Djiboutian government and to the Japanese Self-Defense Forces for their effortless commitment in the fight against maritime piracy.
During their stay in Djibouti, the Director General of the Doraleh Multipurpose Port, Mr. Saad Omar Guelleh and his staff welcomed the delegation. A presentation of all the activities and capacities of the various ports of Djibouti was made for the Japanese shipowners. After the interviews, the shipowners were given a guided tour of the various facilities of the Doraleh Multipurpose Port.