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UK assists to improve security at Djibouti International Airport

British Ambassador, Greg Dorey, has formally gifted four explosive trace detection machines to the Government of Djibouti.

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Ambassador Greg Dorey and Mr Mohammed Yacoub Mahamoud, Chief Executive, Djibouti International Airport
Ambassador Greg Dorey exchanging signed MOU with Mr Mohammed Yacoub Mahamoud, Chief Executive, Djibouti International Airport

Ambassador Greg Dorey formally gifted four explosive trace detection machines, consumables and other aviation security equipment to the Government of Djibouti on Tuesday 27 August, 2013 at the Djibouti International Airport. The machines and equipment will assist in broadening aviation security detection capability at Djibouti International Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Greg Dorey said:

‘I am pleased that this good and ever-widening working relationship is now being extended to the field of aviation security. Terrorism is a global issue that affects us all. That is why the UK Government is keen to help further strengthen the existing aviation security regime in Djibouti. Because aviation is a global business too - and through such a world-wide network we are all potentially vulnerable to attack.’

Ambassador Greg Dorey will also present certificates to the security staff of Djibouti International Airports who have successfully participated in the UK provided Explosive Trace Detection Training Courses in Djibouti.

Terrorism is a global issue and the UK Government is keen to continue its close working relationship with Djibouti in order to strengthen the existing aviation security regime and work together to tackle the terrorist threat.

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has regional staff based in East Africa who will together with the staff in the British Embassy in Addis Ababa maintain the close and productive working relationship with Djibouti International Airport.

Published 30 August 2013