Relations between Finland and Djibouti are good. Finland recognized in 1977 and the diplomatic relations were established in 2007. The Ambassador of Finland in Addis Ababa is accredited to Djibouti. Djibouti is represented in Finland by its embassy in Moscow.
Djibouti's location gives it major strategic importance in the region. Djibouti is also the seat for the Secretariat of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Djibouti hosted the 2008 UN-led peace talks for Somalia and was the site of regional talks in 2009 to address the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.
Trade between Finland and Djibouti is low. Finland exports to Djibouti totaled approximately 300000 euros in 2013 led by paper products and machinery.