China in Djibouti talks

China’s foothold in region to expand.

China military in talks for logistics ‘facilities’ in Djibouti

China’s military is in talks with the Horn of Africa country Djibouti to build logistics “facilities” to support Chinese peacekeeping and anti-piracy missions, the foreign and defense ministries said on Thursday.

In May, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told French media his government was in talks with China about a military base, adding Beijing’s presence would be welcome in the former French colony, which borders Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

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