Libreville, Gabon—A senior US defence official has held discussions with authorities in Gabon on the planned construction of a transit warehouse at Libreville airport, officials in the Gabonese capital said.
Kenneth W. Hess, Chief of Staff of the 3rd American Air Force in
Europe told reporters Tuesday that the warehouse would
emergency operations and humanitarian evacuations in Sub-Saharan
Exchanging views with Hess, Gabonese Transport Minister, Idriss
Ngaricet, said the
facility will be perfectly adapted to the
materials used by the United States in its military manoeuvres.
He said it would also offer
an appropriate framework for training
both for Gabonese and American units as well as facilitate training
rotations envisaged in West Africa, in 2001.
The Gabonese National Defence Ministry has already acquired 40 percent of the land at the Libreville airport.
Hess' visit ends Wednesday.