Bilateral relations of India and Djibouti are historic, based on people-to-people contacts and maritime trade.
Traditionally, Indian seafarers traded in spices and silk for gold and ivory.
Indian naval ships were sent to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
India currently has export-heavy trade ties with Djibouti.
Trade with Djibouti also serves the market in Ethiopia.
India's ICCR Scholarships are utilised by Djiboutians.
of reported FDI inflow in 2019
Bilateral trade reported in 2021-2022
Overseas Indians living in Djibouti
Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Djibouti also handles India's bilateral relations with Yemen
Djibouti is located on the 2nd shipping route of the world, where transit 60 percent of the world's traffic transits
Djibouti hosts the headquarters of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan are the members of IGAD.
Djibouti is keen to promote partnership with India in the areas of education, health, IT, agriculture, small-scale industries, portable electricity generation, fisheries, and water resource development.
Djibouti remains hospitable to the visits of Indian ships. Recently submarine INS Kalvari and INS Trikand visited Djibouti and participated in exercises with French (Varuna) and US Navies (Operation Cutlass).
Indian firms could engage in infrastructure projects like road construction, port development, power transmission, and transport in Djibouti, a critical entre port and transshipment point for the region.
Current agreements between India and Djibouti span bilateral trade and investment, civil aviation, cultural cooperation, skill development, e-Network, and the International Solar Alliance Framework.
India's Exports and Imports to Djibouti
Source: Department of Commerce
Values in US $ Millions
Country / Region: DJIBOUTI
|3.||India’s Total Export||303,526.16||330,078.09||313,361.04||291,808.48||422,004.40|
|8.||India’s Total Import||465,580.99||514,078.42||474,709.28||394,435.88||613,052.05|
|13.||India’s Total Trade||769,107.15||844,156.51||788,070.32||686,244.36||1,035,056.45|
|17.||India’s Trade Balance||-162,054.83||-184,000.33||-161,348.24||-102,627.40||-191,047.65|
Embassy of India, HB2, Lootah Village Complex, Haramous, Djibouti
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