ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / GovernmentHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosLogistics base in Djibouti essential, ministry saysBy WANG XU and ZHANG YUNBI (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2016-02-04 19:16Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallChinas logistical support facilities in Djibouti are “essential” as the navy combats piracy, Beijing said on Thursday.
The Foreign Ministry stressed its importance in a written reply to China Daily on Thursday in response to Wednesdays media reports that “China will start work soon on a naval base in Djibouti”.
Djiboutis President Ismail Omar Guelleh told Reuters in a weekend interview that China is expected to start work in Djibouti soon on a naval base.
China and Djibouti have agreed on the building of logistical support facilities in Djibouti through friendly consultation, the office said.
“China has sent escort fleets to conduct patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia in recent years, the ministry said and highlighted the importance of facilities for crew members and energy supplies.
The support facilities will mainly be used by the Chinese military for its officers and men and to replenish ships to aid anti-piracy patrols and humanitarian assistance missions and disaster relief operations, the ministry said.
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