Somaliland Denies Somalia Efforts to Negate DP World Port Deal

From Alarabiya

Somaliland refutes claims by Somalia on port deal with DP World

The Somaliland Government has refuted claims by Somalia nullifying an agreement signed between the UAE ports operator DP World and the Ethiopian Government to acquire a 19 percent stake in Berbera Port.

The Somaliland Minister of Information, Abdirahman Abdillahi Farah, said in a statement that the government of President Musa Behi Abdi worked to conclude the agreement with DP World and the Government of Ethiopia. and added that the Republic of Somaliland is a “sovereign and independent and does not allow others to prejudice its sovereignty”.

On Friday, Somalia denounced the port deal, terming the agreement unconstitutional.

The Somali Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport said in a statement that the government was not party to the agreement which it termed as defective.

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