The FSD received a high-level Qatari delegation on Tuesday, June 20, with the aim to strengthening bilateral cooperation. This visit comes shortly after the participation of the Head of State, His Excellency Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, to the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) held in the Qatari capital, Doha. The group of LDCs includes 33 African countries, 12 countries from Asia and the Pacific, as well as Haiti.

The delegation was received at the FSD headquarters by the CEO of the Institution, Dr. Slim Feriani, and consisted of the Qatari Ambassador to Djibouti, His Excellency Dr. Rachid Bin Shafeea AL-Mari, the Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Dayib Doubad Robleh, the Secretary-General of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Chamber, Mr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed M.AL Obaidly, the Director of Investor Relations and Support of the Qatar Free Zone Authority, Mr. Abdulla Hamad Al-Binali, as well as the representative of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, Mr. Abdulla Bader Al Darwish.

During this fruitful meeting, Dr. Slim Feriani first presented the objectives and achievements of the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti (FSD), highlighting the economic ambitions of the Djiboutian state within the framework of the Vision 2035 of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh. He emphasized the importance of collaboration with entities representing Qatar to strengthen bilateral relations and mutual economic development. The Fonds Souverain de Djibouti, as the financial and investment arm of Djibouti, is determined to support sustainable economic growth and the development of Djibouti. The visit of the Qatari delegation was an excellent opportunity to discuss new investment opportunities, business partnerships, and exchange of expertise.

During the meeting, both parties expressed their shared interests in exploring strategic projects and initiatives that would promote economic growth and strengthen relations between the two nations. The discussions focused in particular on collaboration between the sovereign funds of both countries, highlighting the role of the private sector in this process. The Fonds Souverain de Djibouti (FSD) and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) explored possibilities for strategic partnerships and joint investments during these exchanges.

In this regard, the Qatar Chamber will also provide support to facilitate trade exchanges and encourage partnerships between businesses in Djibouti and Qatar. Both parties expressed their willingness to strengthen economic and trade ties by encouraging mutual investments and promoting large-scale projects in various sectors. The meeting also addressed opportunities for collaboration with the Qatar Free Zone Authority, an institution that plays a key role in creating an investment-friendly environment, especially in the management of free zones. Representatives of both funds expressed their shared interests in exploring partnerships with the Qatar Free Zone Authority and establishing beneficial synergies for businesses and investors from both countries.

The CEO of the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti welcomes this visit by the Qatari delegation and remains committed to promote an investment-friendly environment by facilitating partnerships and collaborations between economic actors in Djibouti and Qatar.

The Fonds Souverain de Djibouti and the Qatari delegation have agreed to continue discussions and deepen their cooperation with the aim to realize mutually beneficial projects. This visit marks a new chapter in the relationship between the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti and the Qatar Investment Authority and paves the way for promising opportunities for economic development and mutual growth between the two countries.