Iran and Djibouti have announced their decision to resume diplomatic relations in the interest of their respective peoples.
The development followed a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Djiboutian counterpart Mahamoud Ali Youssouf at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Both counties have agreed to advance their friendly bilateral relations on the foundation of mutual respect for sovereignty, equality, common interests, and peaceful coexistence.
Additionally, Iran and Djibouti have committed to enhancing cooperation in various sectors, including investment, trade, science, and technological innovation.
During the meeting, Amirabdollahian expressed Iran’s readiness to expand ties with Muslim and brotherly states, offering to share Iran’s scientific and technological capabilities with Djibouti. He also extended an invitation to his Djiboutian counterpart to visit Iran in the near future.
Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, affirmed that the two countries have historically maintained “good and constructive” relations, emphasizing Djibouti’s full preparedness to strengthen bilateral ties. He stressed the importance of solidarity among Muslim nations, particularly in critical circumstances.
Djibouti also welcomed comprehensive relations and cooperation with Iran, as well as discussions on regional topics, including the Palestinian issue, with both sides expressing support for the Palestinian people and their cause.