UAE calls for unity in piracy fight

UAE calls for unity to fight maritime piracy

UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri headed the UAE delegation to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora)14th Council of Ministers Meeting which concluded in Perth, Australia.

The three-day meeting discussed areas of priority to Iora-member countries, including maritime security and safety in the Indian Ocean Region; trade and investment facilitation; fisheries management; disaster risk reduction; academic, science and technology cooperation; tourism and cultural exchanges, as well as tapping the vast potential of the “blue economy”.

Al Mansouri said the UAE will assume the Iora’s vice-chair status between 2017 and 2019.

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