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Djibouti’s US ambassador dies aged 71

Hiiraan Online
Thursday, July 23, 2015

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MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) ----Djibouti government’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador of Djibouti to the United States Roble Olhaye has died in the United States on Wednesday.

Mr. Olhaye who was the longest-serving ambassador to the United States died for undisclosed illness, according to Abdirahman Isse, a Djiboutian businessman based in Minnesota.

Olhaye who was born on April 24, 1944 has represented Djibouti in the Security Council, served as its President in February 1994 and Chairman of the Sanctions Committee established by United Nations
Security Council Resolution 841 on Haiti.

Prior to his appointment to the Permanent Representative post, he served as Djibouti’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).

He also served as Honorary Consul of Djibouti to Kenya and established ongoing diplomatic relations between the two nations. He has also worked in the private section with commerce, finance, and management.

Mr. Olhaye has left behind a wife and five children.

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