African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa

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African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa

The aim of the Lomé Conference is to make maritime space the key driver of Africa's economic and social development.
The Heads of State and Government of the 54 countries in the African Union will meet in Lomé on 15 October 2016, with experts and leaders from the business world, in order to establish a roadmap on Maritime Security in Africa. This special session will build on the results of the summits held in Yaoundé (June 2013) and the Seychelles (February 2015), in order to put in place an African strategy for the protection of its seas and oceans, to provide peace, security and stability, and to make African maritime space the key driver for sustainable economic development.

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The Friends of the Gulf of Guinea to meet in Lisbon

Une architecture régionale sur la sécurité maritime On Monday, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, alongside his Togolese counterpart Robert Dussey, will chair the opening of the G7 Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group (G7++FoGG) meeting in Lisbon.
Attendees will discuss the implementation of the regional framework for maritime security, adopted in 2013 at the Yaoundé Summit.
They will also review the various international initiatives on maritime security, the strengthening of projection capabilities, judicial and police cooperation and the fight against impunity and transnational crime ...

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The Gulf of Guinea is the world leader in piracy

Hiroshi Azuma (G) l'ambassadeur du Japon, Augusto Santos Silva et Robert Dussey On Monday, the Foreign Ministers from Portugal and Togo, Augusto Santos Silva and Robert Dussey, chaired the opening of the G7 Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group (G7++FoGG) meeting in Lisbon.
Attendees discussed the implementation of the regional framework for maritime security, adopted in 2013 at the Yaoundé Summit.
They reviewed the various international initiatives on maritime security, the strengthening of projection capabilities, judicial and police cooperation and the fight against impunity and transnational crime ...

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The Prime Minister of Bavaria meets with Faure Gnassingbé

Faure Gnassingbé et Horst Seehofer lundi à Munich On Monday, Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria and Chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party in Bavaria, held talks with President Faure Gnassingbé in Munich.
The talks focused on bilateral cooperation, with the parties expressing their determination to encourage large local companies to invest in Togo.
They also addressed the migrant crisis, which is a sensitive issue in the region, because Bavaria plays host to a large number of the refugees that have recently arrived in Germany ...

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Why a summit on maritime security 

The issue of maritime security involves two main areas:

Regional and international cooperation for maritime security

Maritime Piracy
Illicit Fishing
Illicit traffic of all sorts