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Chinese military sets up support base in Djibouti

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 July 2017, 9:57 IST
Chinese military sets up support base in Djibouti

Chinese military personnel on Tuesday departed for African nation Djibouti to set up a support base.

The establishment of the People's Liberation Army Djibouti base comes after negotiations and accords between the two countries, Xinhua quoted Shen Jinlong, commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, as saying.

According to the PLA Navy, the base will ensure China's performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia.

It will also be conducive to overseas tasks including military cooperation, joint exercises, emergency rescue, as well as jointly maintaining the security of international strategic seaways.

-ANI

First published: 12 July 2017, 9:57 IST
 
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