UAE:DP World will not consider settlement with Djibouti over Doraleh port

Doraleh port © AFP 2018/ Simon MAINA

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2018/ –Dubai-based ports operator DP World has denied reports that it is mulling an out of court settlement with Djibouti regarding the port at Doraleh.

“It has been noted in some reports that DP World may consider an out of court settlement with respect to the dispute with the Djiboutian government over their illegal action in taking control of the port at Doraleh.”

A DP World spokesperson said that the concession agreement remains in place, and the action taken by the Djiboutian government is subject to legal process in the International court of Arbitration in London.

“We await the outcome of this process. We remain committed to operating Doraleh port as per original agreement of the concession, and we will not consider any other alternative settlement option.”


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