China’s Djibouti base completes first-level facilities

The Republic of Djibouti, referred to as Djibouti, is a country located on the west coast of the Gulf of Aden in northeast Africa. Because of its strategic location here, in recent years, countries have rushed to establish their own military bases in Djibouti. Many people think that Djibouti is in good conditions. The scarcity of resources is rated by the United Nations as one of the least developed countries in the world.

At present, Djibouti is the country with the largest number of foreign military bases and the densest foreign military presence. Why do countries scramble to garrison Djibouti? This is because Djibouti is located on the west bank of the Gulf of Aden and guards the strategic route of the Red Sea into the Indian Ocean. The Mande Strait, which is known as the sea throat, is an international The lifeline of oil shipping, Djibouti is known as the Sentinel on the Oil Channel.

On August 1, 2017, China s military base in Djibouti was officially completed and put into use. The area of ​​the Chinese base is about 500 acres, and various infrastructures are relatively complete, such as office buildings, dormitory buildings, canteens , training playgrounds, weapon warehouses, etc.. Russian reporters reported on the spot that the base has built ship and helicopter maintenance workshops, hangars and other infrastructure. Previously, Japan had a sneak photo of China s Djibouti military base, exposing the wall of the base to be about 8 meters thick.

China s Djibouti base mainly provides logistical support to the Navy s Gulf of Aden escort formations and African peacekeepers. Foreign media have analyzed that China may have more than 2,000 troops deployed here. Recently, a full-equipped field trekking march was carried out at the Djibouti support base. According to reports, we can see that the PLA Marine Corps officers and soldiers are fully armed for trekking marching training. hard.

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