Ethiopia to Deploy Naval Base in Eritrea

Ethiopian officials have stated that a French-built Ethiopian Navy will be centered in Massawa, Eritrea, soon in the upcoming days.

According to Djibouti’s President Isma’l Omar Guelleh, the move will be a part of the improvements for the country’s military and economic ties with Ethiopia.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Guelleh that France has agreed in a new deal to help the noncoastal country to build a navy in Massawa under the supervision of Eritrean government.

During his visit to Ethiopia last month, President Macron said ‘this unprecedented defense cooperation agreement provides a framework… and notably opens the way for France to assist in establishing an Ethiopian naval component.’

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