The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media:
Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao reported that according to AFP, President Guelleh of Djibouti, a small eastern African country, said that his country was discussing with China the establishment of a base in Djibouti for maintaining China’s navigation security and overseas interests.
Guelleh welcomed China’s intention to set up a military base in his country.
It shows Chinese progress in having friendly countries willing to allow the establishment of overseas military bases.
Such a base may hurt America’s vital interests in Africa, as it is near an American military base.
The report says that China will not set up a large naval base in a sovereign state abroad, to avoid alarming the US and India.
Other reports say it could be a logistic base for the Chinese navy, but military sources have not confirmed this.
Source: huanqiu.com “Djibouti welcome China’s establishment of a base there that may hurt US vital interests in Africa” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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