Work meeting between both parties.

The Djibouti Coast Guard Commander, Colonel Wais Omar Bogoreh, accompanied by the Counselor of the Djibouti Embassy in Japan, Ismael Youssouf Hersi, paid a working visit to the Coast Guard of the Republic of the Philippines in Manila from December 10th to 13th in response to an invitation from the Coast Guard Commander of the Philippines.

Exchange of gifts between both Commanders.

Commander Wais was warmly received by his Filipino counterpart, Vice Admiral Joel S. Garcia. Both sides held extensive talks on establishing cooperation on building the capacity of the Djiboutian Coast Guard personnel in the field of maritime training.

The purpose of this visit is to soon conclude a Memorandum of Understanding between both coastguards. This initiative will increase exchanges of expertise and collaborative links.

Visit on board a search and rescue vessel.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Djibouti in Manila, Mr. Charlie A.V Gorayeb.