29 January 2013

Djibouti: China Donates Military Vehicles to Djibouti

Djiboutian Defence Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed on Sunday (January 27th) received a donation of about 50 military vehicles from the Chinese government, Djibouti's La Nation reported.

Chinese ambassador Zhang Guoqing presented Djibouti with tanker trucks, transport vehicles and cranes intended to strengthen Djibouti's armed forces.

"This is a testament to the excellent relations between our two countries, especially between our two armies," Mohamed said at a ceremony attended by several of Djibouti's top military officials.

The vehicles will increase "the operational capacity of our forces participating in peacekeeping missions in Somalia, as well as in the fight against international terrorism and piracy", he said.

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