Somalia rejects UAE’s port deal with Ethiopia, Somaliland

The federal government of Somalia has rejected a United Arab Emirates (UAE) logistics company port deal, claiming that it undermines its unity, sovereignty and is a violation of its constitution, Africa News reported yesterday. The tripartite agreements over Berbera port were declared “null and void” by Somalia. The Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport clarified that Somalia was not involved in the agreement. Ethiopia holds 19 per cent of the Berbera port, in an agreement with Somaliland’s Port Authority and UAE Company DP World. DP World remains the major share owner; with a 51 per cent stake, while Somaliland holds 30 per cent. The Ethiopian government will invest in infrastructural development for the Berbera port. But Somaliland refuted Somalia’s position … Continue reading Somalia rejects UAE’s port deal with Ethiopia, Somaliland