Friday, May 24, 2024


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Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the US.  Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.