Djibouti’s Minister of Defense, Mr. Hassan Omar Mohamed, received a high-level delegation from the European Union’s political and security committee led by the chair Ms. Delphine Pronk, during their working visit to Djibouti on Monday.

The minister and the delegation discussed a wide range of issues between Djibouti and the EU, focusing on current regional and international developments and their potential impact on the security and stability of the Horn of Africa.

They also discussed ways to enhance cooperation and military relations between the government of Djibouti and the European Union.

“The delegation, led by Ms. Pronk, began its visit to Djibouti by meeting with Minister of Defense, H.E. Mr. Hassan Omar Mohamed, and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Mohamed Ali Hassan,” EU in Djibouti wrote in official X account.

“During the meeting, they discussed the strong partnership between the EU and Djibouti, aimed at strengthening regional peace and stability,” the statement added.

Djibouti’s Minister of Defense reaffirmed the government’s commitment to strengthening relations and security cooperation with the European Union.

The European Union delegation commended Djibouti for maintaining stability and peace, even amid conflicts and wars in most of the Horn of Africa region.

The delegation specifically appreciated Djibouti’s role in peace efforts and its determination to find lasting solutions to the ongoing conflicts in the region.

The meeting was attended by officials and military officers from both the government of Djibouti and the European Union.

Djibouti has played an important role in assisting European countries in evacuating their citizens after conflicts broke out in Sudan following disagreements between the Sudan Military and the Paramilitary unit known as Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Djibouti’s strategic location in Africa have attracted huge worldwide interest. Countries like France, the US, Russia, Italy, and China have set up military bases in Djibouti , competing for control and influence.

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