- The completion of the road will boost transportation between the two countries.
- The agreement guarantees that the Galamo-Moloud road will be completed within a year.
An agreement has been reached between Ethiopia and Djibouti on completing a road that will link both countries. A 35-kilometer road between Galamo and Moloud will enable the smooth circulation of vehicles and cargo, boosting transportation between the two countries.
The deal was achieved in February during Alemu Simie’s (PhD), Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics, visit and meeting with Ismail Omar Guelleh, the President of Djibouti. Alemu Simie is currently in Djibouti to supervise the agreement’s execution.
In order to expedite road construction, Alemu Simie met with Abubakar Omar Hadi, President of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, and his team.
The agreement guarantees that the 35-kilometer Galamo-Moloud road will be finished within a year and that the Ethiopian Construction Works Company (ECWC)
will get the necessary payment.
Also, from March 20–23, 2023, a delegation from the Ethiopian Customs Commission under the direction of Commissioner Debele Kabeta paid an official visit to Djibouti. They met with their colleagues in Djibouti’s customs authority to discuss various customs-related issues.
The customs officials talked about a number of issues relating to customs, including HS Codification, Custom Values, TIN Number Guarantee, Ethiopian Bill of Loadings, Facilitation of Train Processes, Export Procedures, and Regional COMESA Transport Guarantee Bonds (RCTG). An agreed-upon minute was signed to offer suggestions to boost customs efficiency after three days of negotiations.
These recent events show that Ethiopia and Djibouti are committed to cooperating to improve trade and transportation, including the agreement on the Galamo-Moloud road and the resolution of customs-related issues.