Monday, May 11, 2015

China Negotiating To Build A Military Base In Djibouti That Will Be Near An American Base

Defense News/AFP: Djibouti President: China Negotiating Horn of Africa Military Base

DJIBOUTI — China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.

"Discussions are ongoing," President Ismail Omar Guelleh told AFP in an interview in Djibouti, saying Beijing's presence would be "welcome."

Djibouti is already home to Camp Lemonnier, the US military headquarters on the continent, used for covert, anti-terror and other operations in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere across Africa.

WNU Editor: There are already U.S., French, And Japanese military installations in the country .... I guess China will be the fourth.

More News On China Negotiating To Build A Military Base In Djibouti

Djibouti: China 'Negotiates Military Base' in Djibouti -- All Africa/Aljazeera
China willing to do more in Horn of Africa -- AFP
China planning to open military base in Djibouti -- World Bulletin
China To Build Military Base In Africa Next To Critical Oil Transit Choke Point -- Zero Hedge
China negotiating military base in Djibouti: US, France, Japan already there, will they co-exist? -- Mail & Guardian
China declines to confirm or deny Djibouti base plan -- Reuters

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Tourism as a means of supporting a country is highly overrated.

Maybe Coast Rica can get a piece of this action.