China envoy to visit Djibouti, site of 1st overseas base

May 7, 2016 7:05 AM

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BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping is sending a special envoy to visit the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, where China is establishing a naval logistics center that is widely seen as the country's first overseas military base.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that Yan Junqi will this week attend the inauguration of Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh followed by that of President Yoweri Museveni in nearby Uganda.

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