Djibouti ‘Won’t Allow Hostile Intervention on Ethiopia’ from its Soil

ADDIS ABABA – Foreign minister of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf said his country will not allow the United States to attack Ethiopia from inside its territory.

The Minister said this in a series of tweets on Sunday evening following the BBC, after speaking with a senior commander of a US base in Djibouti, reports that Washington is ready to respond to the crisis in Ethiopia.

“Gen. William Zana the Com. of the camp Lemonier gave an interview to the BBC explaining how the American forces in Djibouti were carrying out a mission of fighting terrorism and the protection of their nationals in the unlikely event of evacuation”, he said in a message posted on Twitter.

“Some expressed the concern about Djibouti’s territory being used for hostile intervention in the neighboring countries,” he continued.

“That is not going to happen for The Djiboutian Government is attached to its relations with its neighbors,” he said.

Foreign minister Youssouf assured that “Djibouti appreciates its strategic partnership with the United States” but that “this partnership is not oriented against any country whatsoever”.