African leaders plan joint piracy response

Togo taking maritime security seriously.

African leaders plan joint piracy response

Lome – African leaders will meet later this year in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy, the country’s authorities have announced.

Foreign minister Robert Dussey said on Tuesday night that heads of state and government from the African Union would be in the capital Lomé in November to discuss the problem.

“The Lomé summit aims at defining a common strategy against maritime insecurity in Africa,” Dussey told reporters.

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