Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is an important U.S. partner in security, regional stability and humanitarian efforts throughout the region. The Djiboutian government supports the interests of the United States. Djibouti is home to the only permanent U.S. military presence in Africa at Camp Lemonnier, founded in 2003 by a formal agreement. A bilateral agreement with the Government of Djibouti will also allow the United States access to djibouti`s port facilities and airport. Formal requirements for the shape, content, length or title of a SOFA do not exist. A CANAPÉ can be written for a specific purpose or activity, or it can anticipate a longer-term relationship and ensure maximum flexibility and applicability. It is usually a separate document, which is concluded in the form of an executive agreement. A CANAPÉ may contain many provisions, but the most common problem that is raised is which country can exercise criminal responsibility for U.S. personnel. Other provisions on a sofa include uniforms, taxes and royalties, carrying weapons, use of radio spectrum, licences and customs rules. The United States is currently involved in more than 100 agreements that can be considered SOFS.3 While a SOFA may not exist as an autonomous document with a given country, this does not necessarily mean that the status of U.S.
personnel has not been processed in that country. The terms commonly included in SOF may be included in other agreements with a partner country and a separate CANAPÉ is not used. As contracts, SOFAs can be modified or revoked. In 1941, the United States entered into an agreement with the United Kingdom for the leasing of naval and air bases in Newfoundland, Bermuda, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and Trinity and Guyana.146 The agreement not only described the rented physical location, but also provided for the status of U.S. personnel in the rented position. The rental contract was certainly not a self-contained sofa, but it served the purpose of a SOFA on the sites listed. In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the United States and the United Kingdom entered into other leases that contain provisions for the protection of status in rental premises.
On February 10, 2011, MP Lynn Woolsey introduced H.R. 651, the United States-Afghanistan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Act of 2011.64 66 1951, before Germany became a member of NATO, the United States and Germany reached an agreement67 on the assurances required by the 1951 Mutual Security Act.68 Germany joined NATO in 1955 and concluded a mutual defence assistance agreement that same year. „69 The United States requires Germany to „provide Germany with equipment, materials, services or other forms of aid that can be agreed upon.”70 Among these agreements are: in 1993, the countries concluded a SOFA.104 The agreement was then renewed on 19 September 1994; April 28, 1995; November 29, December 1 and December 8, 1995.