Office of the Spokesperson
February 5, 2016
Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to Djibouti to lead the U.S. delegation to the second annual U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum.
In addition to his meetings with Djiboutian officials, the Deputy Secretary will meet with U.S. troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, the United States’ sole enduring military presence in Africa. Deputy Secretary Blinken will also meet with Djiboutian youth to discuss our ongoing efforts in the region to counter violence extremism. Finally, the Deputy Secretary will visit the Migrant Response Center and Markazi Refugee Camp in Obock to discuss regional migration, humanitarian assistance and protection with refugees, local leadership, and international and non-governmental organizations.