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Abidjan hosts int’l piracy conference
Fecha de la noticias: 06/12/2018 • Publicada: 06/12/2018
An international conference of the G7++, Friends of the Gulf of Guinea co-chaired by Canada aimed at discussing the way forward against maritime piracy, opens in the Ivorian economic capital Abidjan on Thursday.
It will be part of the broad global mobilization against piracy and maritime robbery, a statement by the organizers revealed on Wednesday.
“The objective of the G7++ is to support member countries of the Gulf of Guinea to improve the security of their maritime spaces, harmonize the various legislative frameworks to combat maritime piracy, strengthen inter-state cooperation and promote the blue economy,” the statement said.
“The aim is to support the Gulf of Guinea States in the implementation of Security Council resolutions and the Yaoundé architecture validated at the June 2013 Summit of Heads of State and Government” it said.
The Abidjan conference will address three major challenges, namely, interregional coordination, strengthening national capacities to combat maritime piracy and strengthening police and judicial cooperation, as well as the role and place of women in the maritime sector, the statement added.
The G7++, Friends of the Gulf of Guinea is composed of Canada, Germany, the United States of America, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Brazil (Observer), South Korea, Denmark, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, the European Union, UNODC and Interpol.
Several themes, including the development of the blue economy in the Gulf of Guinea states, are on the agenda of the meeting, which ends on Friday.
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