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Seychelles elected co-president of the Contact Group on Piracy UN

Seychelles join Japan and the United Arab Emirates to co-chair of Working Group 3 of the Contact Group 
May 20th 2014
Seychelles join Japan and the United Arab Emirates to co-chair of Working Group 3 of the Contact Group
The 16th plenary meeting of the Contact Group and the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for the fight against piracy, held from May 12 to 15 at the UN headquarters in New York and in which co-chairs the CGPCS was entrusted to the Seychelles.

The archipelago replaces the Republic of Korea and will be required to 'develop management practices to protect ships against piracy in the region.' It is also responsible for 'creating mechanisms to ensure recruitment procedures of armed security guards for private shipping companies,' said the body Seychelles New Agency.

'The election, unanimously, co-chair of Working Group 3 shows the confidence that the international community has placed in the capacity of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean to ensure the vital role it has played in ensure an end to impunity for Somali pirates', welcome in a joint statement the head of the Seychelles diplomacy, Jean-Paul Adam, and the Ministry of Interior and Transport Joel Morgan. He believes that the archipelago has demonstrated ' a consistent and focused approach in the fight against the threat that piracy poses to the Western Indian Ocean.'

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