Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa is mostly French and Arabic speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches.
The bi-lateral relations between India and Djibouti have existed since the ancient times. The port of Adulis was the hub of maritime trade where Indian seafarers traded in spices and silk for gold and ivory.
Given the small size and population of Djibouti, so far there has been no direct Indian investment in Djibouti by Indian companies, except for Indian owned businessmen from Dubai increasingly investing in the logistics sector of Djibouti.
The capital is Djibouti and the currency is Djiboutian franc. The official language is French and Arabic.
Trade in 2014-15, stood at US$ 239.43 million (India’s exports US $ 237.96 million and India’s imports US $ 1.47 million)