EU Says Held Anti-Piracy Naval Exercises With Japan In Gulf Of Aden

The European Union‘s diplomatic arm on Wednesday stated that the bloc’s naval forces had held anti-piracy drills with Japan over the previous two days.

“On 5-6 October, the European Union and Japan carried out a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. The exercise involved a warship supporting maritime patrol aircraft of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta and a vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force patrolling the region against piracy,” a statement from the EU’s External Action Service read.


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