Beyond the nearly 2,000 troops in Afghanistan, the country has 2,900 stationed in Dijibouti
, 2,700 in the Ivory Coast, 1,500 in Lebanon, and at least 2,300 in the Balkans, to name just a few missions.
They said the United States is working with a broad range of African regional organizations to strengthen the continent's fight against terrorism, spending $100 million to help Kenya, Ethiopia, Dijibouti
and other countries to improve border security and law enforcement.
From east to west, the Great Green Wall will go through Dijibouti
, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal.
The envoys had earlier visited Sudan, Chad, Dijibouti
a" to discuss neighbouring Somalia a" and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the tour.