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    New agreement with Djibouti to develop tourism

     

     
     
    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2005

    Photo: ITC/SLEE Left to right: H. Roelofsen, ITC Director of Technical Cooperation Coordination; M. Omar Dabar, Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti; Mr Omar Oudine; H. Doualeh, Djibouti's Representative to the WTO; J. Denis Bélisle, Executive Director of ITC.

    Djibouti's Minister of Commerce, Industry and Artisanal Products, Saleban Omar Oudine, signed an agreement with ITC to develop the country's tourism sector in December 2004.

    Government studies with the World Tourism Organization in 1999 revealed that Djibouti has a rich tourism potential, with exceptional sites and a unique, diverse natural life. Later studies under the Integrated Framework, from which Djibouti benefits, confirmed that tourism is a potential export winner. (The Integrated Framework is a joint programme involving the International Monetary Fund, United Nations Development Programme and World Bank, as well as ITC, UNCTAD and WTO.)