Djibouti Government has allocated more hectares of land to Rwanda, expanding from the 20ha allocated in 2013 to the current 60ha near the Autonomous Port of Djibouti and the Dubai World International Port.
According to the Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Affairs, Francois Kanimba Rwanda was invited to establish facilities in Djibouti’s 4,800 hectares of the new free economic zone.
Mr. Kanimba said Rwanda was still exploring investment plans to put the land to use.
The development follows President Kagame’s visit to Djibouti following a two-day state visit of his counterpart, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh to Rwanda in March 2016.
Rwanda offered ten hectares in Kigali Special Economic Zone to Djibouti.
On his recent visit to Djibouti, President Kagame and his counterpart signed a number of bilateral agreements mainly in the area of trade and investment between the two countries including; air services, visa exemption for diplomatic and service passport holders, reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, the establishment of a joint commission and a protocol agreement on cooperation in ICT.