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China says to Boost Military Ties with Strategic Djibouti

“Djibouti [too] would like to strengthen exchange and cooperation with China in political, economic and military fields.” – President Guelleh

“China will boost military ties with Djibouti,” said Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission during a visit to China’s first overseas naval base in Djibouti.

By Ben Blanchard | for Reuters,

China will boost military ties with Djibouti, strategically located in the Horn of Africa, state media quoted a senior Chinese army officer as saying during a visit to a country where China is building its first overseas naval base.

In February, China began construction in Djibouti of its first overseas military facility, a logistics base that will resupply naval vessels taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Continue reading China says to Boost Military Ties with Strategic Djibouti