The president visited the aircraft carrier to be briefed on the stabilization and security missions that “USS Harry Truman” is currently doing in the region.
Guelleh witnessed drills of fighter jets taking off and landing on the U.S. marine ship.
Speaking at the end of his visit, the president hailed the existing good relationship between Djibouti and the U.S., especially in the military domain.
Djibouti hosts the only U.S. military base on the African continent, which is used for the international fight against terrorism.
USS Harry Truman is a multi-purpose vessel, carrying a constant number of 5,000 soldiers and 70 fighter jets, enabling it to be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is always escorted by five patrol vessels that include destroyers and supply ships. Enditem