Chinese military base officially opens in Djibouti

China has officially launched its support and logistics base in the Djibouti in a ceremony that was attended by more than 300 people on Tuesday.

The Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti and Djibouti’s Defence Minister were among some of the high-level dignitaries in attendance.

The overseas base will enable China’s military to better fulfill its international responsibilities. These include conducting escort operations in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast.

Chinese military personnel will also provide support to peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in the region.