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ISMI Hosts Seminar to Fight Armed Robbery On Sea


In order to aid, enhance and address issues of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Sahel region, the Interregional Institute for Maritime Safety and Security (ISMI) has announced its Seminar on Maritime Terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea.

The conference which kick starts on December 5 to 7, 2017 would identify threats and risks linked to maritime terrorism specifically in the Gulf of Guinea.

In a statement issued by ISMI, the seminar would also see to it that a linkage between the on-going terrorism in the Sahel region, and their connection with terrorist organisation is established.

The two-day Seminar will identify responses to tackle maritime terrorism, comment the legal framework, and describe the existing entities for a better sharing of information system and inter-Agencies coordination in the Region.

The seminar promises to feature high profiled trainers and speakers including Mr Abroulaye Fofana, Permanent Secretary of the Inter-Agencies Committee for Maritime Law Enforcement; S.E.M. Ambassador of France in Côte d’Ivoire, Gilles Huberson and S.E.M. Ambassador Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Special Envoy for Sahel.

It added that speakers will debate on topics with attendees coming from various countries of the Gulf of Guinea, civil as well as military managers, in West and Central Africa.

Source: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/

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