Asia Pacific Nov 9, 2015

Senior Chinese officer in Djibouti following base rumors

A senior Chinese military officer is visiting the Horn of Africa country Djibouti, where he inspected a Chinese warship participating in anti-piracy patrols, China's Defence Ministry said. In May, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told French media his government was in talks with China about ...

National Jul 26, 2014

Japan to post intelligence officer at SDF base in Djibouti

The government plans to station an intelligence officer at the Self-Defense Forces base in Djibouti to deal with antipiracy operations and gather information on terrorist activities and other security matters, a source familiar with Japan-U.S. relations said Saturday. Arrangements are under way for the officer ...

Djibouti to be provided patrol ships for security

National / Politics Aug 28, 2013

Djibouti to be provided patrol ships for security

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh that Japan plans to provide patrol ships to the northeast African nation to help its coast guard improve maritime security. The first Japanese prime minister to visit Djibouti, Abe on Tuesday toured the operating base ...