He was born in Ali Sabieh. Beginning in 1982, he held various important positions at Air Djibouti, and on 1 April 1985 he became its Deputy Director-General. He then served as Interim Director-General from 25 April 1986 to 1 March 1990 and was Director-General from 1 March 1990 to 31 January 1991. He was subsequently Technical Adviser to the Minister of National Education from 1992 to 1997 and was elected to the National Assembly in the December 1997 parliamentary election as the fourth candidate on the joint candidate list of the ruling RPP and the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD) for the District of Djibouti. During the parliamentary term that followed, he served as President of the Permanent Commission of the National Assembly; he was also a member of the Defense Commission.
In the January 2003 parliamentary election, Ali was re-elected to the National Assembly as the fourth candidate on the candidate list of the ruling coalition, the Union for a Presidential Majority (UMP), in the District of Djibouti. Following this election, he was elected without opposition as President of the National Assembly on 21 January 2003, and he was also elected as Secretary-General of the Executive Bureau of the RPP on 3 July 2003. In the February 2008 parliamentary election, Ali was the second candidate on the UMP's candidate list for the District of Djibouti. He was re-elected to a seat in the National Assembly, and he was then re-elected as President of the National Assembly on 20 February 2008. In the vote for President of the National Assembly, he received 61 votes against four for another RPP deputy, Mohamed Dileita.
SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO DJIBOUTI ATTENDS THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A JOINT SEMINAR OF THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE FOR EUROPE, THE PACIFIC, AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN.
Feb 05, 2011; RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The following information was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:...