Djibouti seeks to synchronize its HR record
The protection of human rights and human development were part of the discussions Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita, and the Acting foreign minister, Ahmed Ali Silay, successively held with the African Union High Commissioner for Human Rights and African States Community representative, Musa Yero Gassama.
Prime Minister, Dileita Mohamed Dileita, received the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights within the African Union and the Community of African states, Musa Yerro Gassama.
Prime Minister Director of Cabinet, Rashid Hassan Saban and the World Food Programme (WFP) Resident Representative in Djibouti, Mario Touchette attended the meeting. During their talks, the UN official highlighted the objective of his visit to the Djiboutian Prime Minister.
Thus, his working visit to the country meets the need of the High Commission for Human Rights to strengthen its cooperation with national authorities in the field of human rights. It is part of a renewed dialogue around human rights between the two parties.
In this sense, Musa Gassama and Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita raised other sensitive issues such as the promotion and protection of human rights in Djibouti. These are Issues of vital interest that the distinguished visitor will have to address in his contacts with government officials, senior military officials and civil society actors.
... Convergent stands. This was the case during his meeting with Minister for International Cooperation and Acting Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Silay, who received the AU official in audience in his cabinet. The two men discussed several issues in a cordial atmosphere. Musa Yerro Gassama welcomed the positive and concrete initiatives of the Government of Djibouti in the protection and promotion of human rights.
As such, he has highlighted the remarkable work done by the National Commission on Human Rights for the signing of legal instruments to protect human rights and active engagement of Djibouti to the Council of Human Rights in Geneva. The Republic of Djibouti is active internationally in this field.
In response, Minister Ahmed Ali Silay initially welcomed the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and thanked him for his kind words.
The Acting Foreign Minister then shared the overall vision of government policy that associates the protection of human rights and human development. A vision that is also the most widely shared among the leaders and officials of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as stated by Musa Gassama.