DJIBOUTI - The port of Djibouti and China's Qingdao port have signed a partnershipagreement in the Djibouti capital.
The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday by Djibouti port's director general SaadOmar Guelleh and the vice-president of Qingdao port Cheng Xinnong, aims to reinforceDjibouti port's human resource capacities and logistical means.
It also aims at increasing exchanges between the Djibouti port and Qingdao port in China.
"The partnership will boost operations at the Djibouti port and it will offer it new prospects invarious domains, given that Qingdao port has a much development port sector. We thereforeintend to benefit from its expertise and its logistical as well as technological prowess," thedirector general of Djibouti port said.
The vice-president of Qingdao port hailed the "important" role played by Djibouti port infacilitating international trade at regional level.
"China and Djibouti enjoy excellent relationship and the partnership we have sealed today willreinforce the friendship between our two nations. Qingado port will offer all the necessaryskills and will support efforts to develop Djibouti port," Cheng said.
Situated on the Yellow Sea, Qingdao port is one of the most frequently visited ports in theworld. It is today the third in China and seventh in the world with capacity to hold 15 millioncontainers on transit each year.