On Monday 23rd November 2020, the General Director of Djibouti Telecom Mr Mohamed Assoweh warmly received the Ambassador of Rwanda H.E. Mrs Hope Tumukunde Gasatura at Haramous submarine cable station. Djibouti and Rwanda have a strong longstanding relationship with bilateral ties in several key areas including: air services, visa exemption for diplomatic and service passport holders, reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, establishment of joint commission and a protocol agreement on ICT cooperation.
Mr Mohamed Assoweh gave the Ambassador a tour around Haramous Submarine Cable Station and an overview of Djibouti Telecom’s Network. Moreover, an update was given on the latest innovative submarine cable landing in Djibouti – the DARE 1 network. The number of Internet users in Rwanda increased by 9% between 2019 and 2020 and this set to grow further with Internet penetration currently at 26% at the beginning of 2020. There is clear potential therefore for Rwanda to access DARE1 and give Rwanda high quality connectivity to the global fibre network.
This will more than likely be one of many visits from the Rwandan government to Djibouti Telecom in order to strengthen our partnership.
As part of the Djibouti Vision 2035 strategy, Djibouti Telecom aims to connect landlocked countries and hence reinforce its position as a leading regional hub for Telecommunications.