UN in anti-piracy call

Ongoing insecurity prompts call.

UN wants Gulf of Guinea piracy halted

The UN Security Council has spoken out against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea, saying it badly affects economic development in the region and is a threat to commercial maritime routes.

Senior UN officials have called for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying causes and strengthening justice systems and judicial co-operation in the region.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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