Pompeo vows ‘collective’ approach to Africa troop presence Pompeo vows ‘collective’ approach to Africa troop presenceIn Senegal, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, tried to ease concerns from allies that the Americans were planning to drastically reduce the numbers of American troops in the Regent, make sure we have our bubbles right. I tried collectively I’m I’m convinced of that and I have an announcement to make, but I think the people of Senegal should know that collectively Senegalese forces in the region, European Partners, French and I said so location to get security right here. It’S estimated the US currently has about six thousand troops in Africa, including 500 Special Operation Forces in Somalia and Africa.
Senegal is partly located in Africa Sahel region where West African countries are fighting islamist militants with the help of u. s. and French forces. The French have about five thousand troops in the Regent and president Emmanuel macron says they count on the US for air support and Logistics. Hey. I was trying to reassure African allies following reports that US Secretary of Defense, Mark esper, was wearing a true production to devote more resources to Asia, and Europe officials have set of decision is expected sometime next month.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States favoured a “collective” approach with its allies when deciding on troop numbers deployed in Africa against jihadist insurgents.
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