Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali with Mrs. Patsy Reddy, the general Governor of New Zealand at the Government House in Wellington.

The Ambassador Ahmed Araïta Ali presented on 11th April, 2018, to Mrs. Patsy Reddy, the General Governor of New Zealand, the letters of credence by which the President of the Republic of Djibouti, His Excellency Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, accredits him as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti in New Zealand, with residence in Tokyo.

On this occasion, Ambassador Ahmed Araïta Ali emphasized on the necessity to reinforce the bilateral relationship through commercial and cultural negotiations, displaying the stability of the Republic of Djibouti, its potential of growth as well as its strategic location and infrastructures to access the African market.

The Ambassador reminded us that Djibouti has a high geothermal potential and, in accordance with the vision of the President of the Republic Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Djibouti aims to become a country relying 100% on green energy in the next few years. The Ambassador also insisted on the intention of Djibouti to develop its geothermal sources and its wind-power energy through its partnership between New Zealand and the African Union.

Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali with a member of the cultural Party during the ceremony of delivery of the letters of credence in Wellington.

During his visit, the Ambassador has met with Mr. Stuart Horne, New Zealand’s General Director of the African and Middle-East Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in presence of the Political Advisor Mrs. Sarah Agnew.

The talks have been quite fruitful and the discussions were about the cooperation in the sectors of renewable energies (geothermal and wind-power), education’s scholarships and breeding farm.

The Ambassador has met with the business community in Auckland and presented the investments opportunities in Djibouti.