New strategy for combating piracy

New Danish strategy to combat piracy.

New strategy for combating piracy

Denmark plays an essential role in protecting ships and seamen in the international seas around Africa

The government has announced a new strategy to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea.

The strategy sets a framework for Denmark’s overall political, developmental and military efforts against piracy for the years 2015-18.

“Most of our actions are focused on the Horn of Africa [the coasts of Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya], but from now on we are also going to concentrate on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa [the coasts of 12 countries including Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon], where piracy and armed robbery has become a growing international concern,” said Martin Lidegaard, the foreign minister.

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