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Egypt-Saudi Tension Bubbling over Planned Djibouti Base

Saudi plans to build a military base on the coast of Djibouti have made the Egyptian government ‘suspicious’, as strained relations between Cairo and Riyadh show little sign of improving.

Djibouti, like Eritrea, is strategically located in the Horn of Africa across the Red Sea and Yemen. [Getty image]
By Al Araby,

Saudi plans to open a military base in the tiny Rea Sea state of Djibouti have raised concerns among Egyptian officials, as strained relations between Cairo and Riyadh show little sign of improving.

The base, which will reportedly be built “very soon”, would threaten national security, and the Egyptian government is “deeply suspicious”, according to a diplomatic source. Continue reading Egypt-Saudi Tension Bubbling over Planned Djibouti Base