DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti
During a four-day trip to East Africa, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior Djiboutian officials, including President Ismail Omar Guelleh, on Nov. 29, 2018, in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
“We have a strong, cooperative relationship with the Republic of Djibouti,” said Waldhauser, “and we view security and access to Djibouti as a top priority.”
Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is a key U.S. partner on security, regional stability, and humanitarian efforts across the region. Furthermore, Djibouti hosts the only enduring U.S. military presence in Africa at Camp Lemonnier, which serves as a vital hub for security force assistance, operations, and logistics for five combatant commands.
“The United States is a long-term partner of Djibouti, of the government, and of the people,” Waldhauser said. “As long-term partners, we want to see Djibouti, and the Djiboutian people, prosper and thrive.”
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