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Saudi Arabia to Open Military Base in Djibouti

saudi arabi to establish military base in Djibouti
The Saudi Council of Ministers approves a draft for military cooperation between Saudi Arabi and Djibouti that includes the establishment of a Saudi military base inside Djibouti’s territory. Question: Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti?

By Asharq-Al-Awsat,

The Saudi Council of Ministers headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz entrusted the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence, or whoever he delegates, with discussions with the Djibouti government about a draft agreement on military cooperation between the two countries.

On his part, Djibouti’s ambassador in Riyadh Ziauddin Bamakhrama said his country is looking forward to the signing of an agreement with Saudi Arabia to establish a Saudi military base on Djibouti territory. Continue reading Saudi Arabia to Open Military Base in Djibouti

Arab Coalition in Yemen Expands into the Horn of Africa

Eritrea is allegedly allowing the Arab coalition to use its land, airspace and territorial waters in a “new strategic military relationship with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates”, according to a non conclusive UN Monitoring Group report.

By Foreign Policy Diary,

The Emirati Armed Forces has started to use actively the Eritrean ports. According to our information, at least, three landing craft belonging to the United Arab Emirates were docked in the port of Assab on September 16.

A diplomatic row between Djibouti and UAE took precedence of these developments. On 28 April the UAE consulate in Djibouti was closed after the altercation between Wahib Moussa Kalinleh, the commander of the Djibouti Air Force, and Ali Al Shihi, Vice Consul of the UAE. Indeed, it was the a formal reason of the departure of the Gulf Cooperation Council troops based on a plot of land that Djibouti had put at its disposal in Haramous in early April to set up its military base. Then Saudi Arabia and UAE redirected their efforts aimed to build a military base on Eritrea. Continue reading Arab Coalition in Yemen Expands into the Horn of Africa

President Isaias on State Visit to Saudi Arabia

By TesfaNews,

ERITREAN President Isaias Afwerki pays a two day state visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Upon arrival at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport on Tuesday (28), the President was warmly welcomed by the King himself.  Continue reading President Isaias on State Visit to Saudi Arabia