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Former prime minister denies involvement in Berbera deal

Mogadishu(Mogadishu center) the former prime minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke denied signing of behalf of Somalia government any military or commerce agreement with UAE,or UAE registered companies.

Speaking to VOA Somali service, Sharmarke told that he did not sign any deal concerning DP world during his 2 year tenure as prime minister of Somalia.

Abdirashid’s comment comes as UAE state minister for foreign minister recently told that his country secured the consent of the the federal government of Somalia with regard to the contract between Somaliland and DP world to run and develop Berbera port. .

Sharmarke pointed out that he believes the Berbera deal has been signed after the end of premiership.

Abdirashid,an member of Somalia government is believed to have a good relationship with circles within UAE’s ruling family,but he denies any such relationship.


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