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Piracy still a major concern for the region say experts

07/01/2013 - 18:00
Piracy still a major concern for the region say experts

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) held a symposium on the 4th of June 2013 on ‘The Challenges of Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.’ It was organised in collaboration with the Yemen International Affairs Center (YIAC).

The symposium was attended by a number of diplomats, strategic experts, specialists in international maritime and international law and counter terrorism. In his welcoming remarks, His Excellency Dr Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, director general of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, said that crimes of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea have reached unprecedented levels during the last ten years. This increase has made the phenomenon of piracy a real strategic threat to international trade and a real danger threatening the shipping lanes in the region. This criminal activity has become more dangerous because it is linked to groups belonging to global terrorism.

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