Maritime cooperation

Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

Brussels, 2 May 2019 : Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced

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Maritime terrorism threats destabilize regional security: Saudi security workshop

JEDDAH 27 April 2019: A three-day maritime security workshop held at the Mohammed bin Naif Institute for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah has ended, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The workshop was organized by the Directorate General of

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Will a new treaty boost Africa’s fight against maritime crime?

The African continent stands to benefit significantly from a new high seas treaty; perhaps more so than any other region. The world’s largest crime scene is not part of any specific country, region or territory. Rather, it is the area

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France and Kenya sign two regional maritime security agreements

On the sidelines of the Sustainable Blue Economy International Conference held in Nairobi, France and Kenya have signed two regional maritime security agreements of which Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles are signatories. November 28th, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya – Maritime

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Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) is launched

Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Honourable Raksha Mantri, launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) on 22 December 2018, at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram. Apart from representation by officials from the MoD, MEA, MHA, Ministry

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Maritime security conference in Mauritius

In order to mobilize national, regional and international partners in favor of maritime security and safety, the Indian Ocean Commission, mandated by its extraordinary Council of Ministers in October 2017, is organizing a Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in the

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Maritime security & capacity building in Indian Ocean

SafeSeas project has just published the Best Practice Toolkit entitled Mastering Maritime Security: Reflexive Capacity Building and the western Indian Ocean Experience. The report presents the core results of the SafeSeas project drawing on 16 months of research and work with

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UN anti-drug body to return to Seychelles

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reestablish its presence in Seychelles as of April, while the island nation will increase cooperation with the U.N. body, said the office’s new Eastern Africa representative. Amado Philip de Andrés

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Indian Ocean Commission chairs the CGPCS

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) succeeds the Republic of Seychelles as the Chair of the CGPCS. Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State of Seychelles and Chairperson-in-Office of the Contact Group, symbolically passed the baton to the IOC Presidency, represented by

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Seychelles, India sign new version of Assumption Island military deal

Seychelles and India signed a 20-year agreement on Saturday that will enable the construction of military infrastructures on Assumption Island. The agreement was signed for the second time after revisions were made to the previous one that the Secretary of

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