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US pledges support for Djibouti

Monday, June 28, 2013

Washington, DC, US - The US has pledged to assist Djibouti in several sectors, while hailing the cooperation between the two nations in the areas of counter-terrorism and security.

PANA reported Friday that the pledge was contained in a congratulatory message which the US State Department sent to the African nation on the occasion of its National Day on  27 June.

'The United States is committed to helping Djibouti improve health services, expand education, and build responsive governing institutions,' the US said.

It described Djibouti as a 'staunch supporter of peace and stability' in the Horn of Africa, and expressed pride in the work which both have undertaken to support Somalia's political transition and the ongoing US security cooperation through the African Union Mission in Somalia.

'In pursuing our shared counter-terrorism and security goals, we present a formidable, unified front against extremist threats in the region,' it said.


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