UAE to host International Counter-Piracy Week

Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia meeting coincides with counter-piracy conference.

UAE to host International Counter-Piracy Week

DUBAI: The UAE’s leadership in combating piracy at sea has been further underlined with the announcement on Saturday of a four-day UAE Counter-Piracy Week to be held in Dubai at the end of October.

The UAE Counter-Piracy Week will comprise two events held consecutively in Dubai: sessions of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), taking place on Oct 27-29, and the 4th International Counter-Piracy Conference, taking place on Oct 29-30.

The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) was established in 2009 following UN Security Council Resolution 1851, and includes Ambassador-level officials from more than 80 countries, international organisations, shipping industry and seafarer associations. Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the External Action Service of the European Union, is the 2014 Chair of the CGPCS.

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Source: gulftoday.ae

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