Gulf of Guinea Commission Examines Maritime Safety

A forum of the council of ministers of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (CGG), which will be held in the Angolan capital on May 2-3, will discuss various aspects of security in the area, among other subjects.

The participants will examine, in that sense, the code of conduct for prevention of piracy, armed robbery at sea and illegal activities in Central and West Africa, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola in a note released by the press in this capital.

The agenda also includes analysis of texts linked to the Summit of Heads of State and Government of West and Central Africa on maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea, scheduled for 17 and 18 May in Yaounde, Cameroon.

According to the document, the event will be chaired by the Angolan Foreign Affairs minister Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.

The CGG has among its main objectives this year to strengthen the human and technical capacity of member countries for the strengthening and maintenance of peace and security in the region.

Created in November 1999, the Gulf of Guinea Commission is formed by: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.


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