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From October 26 to 29, U.S. Ambassador Larry E. André will travel to the northern region of Djibouti for meetings in Tadjourah and Obock. “As the U.S. Ambassador to the entire Republic of Djibouti, it is very important for me to travel beyond the capital and spend time with communities in all corners of the country,” he says of the trip. During his time in the north, the Ambassador will meet with Préfets and Regional Council Presidents. He will also stop at a local school to deliver a donation of books and materials that can be used to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, including face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disposable gloves.
The trip will highlight the strong commitment of the United States to cooperating with the Djiboutian people and their government in security, development, education, and health. In September, the United States increased its funding to the Government of Djibouti by $2.5 million to address the local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total amount of U.S. funding pledged to support Djibouti’s response to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to almost $5 million. During his travels, the Ambassador will emphasize U.S. support for improving access to key public services, for increasing food and water security, and increasing employment for Djiboutians residing outside the capital.