Djibouti, a country in Africa, is already home to military bases from the US and France, but Chinas interest is now becoming increasingly apparent.What makes Djibouti nation attractive to global military powers?
Djiboutis status as a model of stability in a volatile region is one of its greatest assets.
It lies on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, a gateway to the Suez Canal, which is one of the worlds busiest shipping routes.
Djibouti also provides a vital port for neighbour Ethiopia.
Chinese-led infrastructure projects, including the construction of air ports and maritime ports.
Djiboutis proximity to restive regions in Africa and the Middle East makes it significant for the location of military bases