Zipline Conservative

May 7, 2009

Somali’s, Sea-Jacking and Piracy (Efforts to Stop It)

Filed under: crime,Foreign News — SwittersB @ 7:33 AM

SOMALI PIRACY MUST COME TO ITS END
Somali Leaders and Elders in unity to curb the menace.
At a meeting hosted by EUNAVFOR, the European Union’s Joint Naval Forces on Saturday, 2nd May, members of the Somali Diaspora in Europe gathered in central London / UK to to meet with Captain Ferrington on key issues such as illegal fishing and dumping in the waters off the coasts of Somalia.
The conference was attended by a broad representation of the Somali community abroad, including elders, academia, politicians, traditional and religious leaders who are committed to find and support an adequate response from the International community to the wide ranging challenges Somalia faces. Interest in Somalia has been rising in recent months based on the increasing number of incidences of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The wide publicity of acts of piracy has opened official channels to Somali stakeholders and allowed now to also discuss the underlying causes as well as other relevant and pressing issues that deserve similar attention.

Captain Farrington, the representative of EUNAVFOR and Chief of Staff to Operation Atalant delivered a presentation on piracy and other related issues in Somalia including illegal fishing and dumping, which have lead to the rise of piracy around the Horn of Africa in the recent years.

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