In a statement released on Wednesday, the state of Djibouti says it opposes “firmly to the threats and untruths broadcast by the company DP World”, shareholder of Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), on the port facilities of Doraleh.
“The DCT concession contract was terminated through a transparent legal process and, contrary to DP World’s allegations, DCT can no longer claim any concession rights under the contract in question,” says the government. , who regrets “the position of DP World which continues to harm the best interests of Djibouti”.
According to the authorities, the now ex-partner “is not afraid to challenge the sovereign power available to each State, under international law, to terminate a contract when the public interest requires it and subject to fair compensation “.
As a reminder, the government announced Thursday, February 22, this, in the name of the sovereignty of the State and the best interests of the nation, its decision to terminate a concession contract signed in 2006, for a period of 30 years. In return, the opposing party had ruled this decision illegal, and threatened any company candidate for a new contract with the state on the assets of the terminal.
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