Promoting Maritime Security in West and Central Africa to Counter Piracy

Wednesday / June 8, 2016


Prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa is on the agenda at a meeting of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea in Lisbon, Portugal between 6-7 June. The meeting is focusing on implementation of the Code of Conduct, which was signed by governments in the region, in 2013, to enhance cooperation to counter piracy and armed robbery at sea.

The meeting will assess future prospects of the implementation process, including efforts of the private sector to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. Additionally, participants will examine international initiatives in the region, including Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (AIM 2050), the European Union Strategy for the Gulf of Guinea, together with initiatives by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

The Portuguese Presidency of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (G7++ FoGG) is hosting the meeting. IMO is represented by Gisela Vieira.

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