China’s Djibouti base confirmed

New base would ease re-supply problems.

China Moving Toward Reaching Deal With Djibouti on Building Military Base

China and Djibouti have “reached consensus” regarding the construction of logistical facilities in the African state. The deal that has been hinted at for months has finally been confirmed.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said Thursday that the new facility will give logistical support to China’s fleet that performsescort duties in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coast.

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