The Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union (EU), Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has participated in an important virtual meeting with European authorities in which the situation of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea has been analyzed. A troubled region, rich in natural resources, but with high crime rates, especially due to piracy.
The objective of the on-line colloquium was to provide an overview of EU actions in support of coastal countries and the Yaoundé Architecture to improve maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. With the participation of important authorities, such as Koen Vervaeke, Director General for Africa of the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Commission, this space for dialogue between the European authorities and the countries of the Gulf of Guinea is key for the implementation march of measures that offer stability to the region.
The European authorities were in charge of presenting the EU strategy on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, as well as the action plan to be established, which intends to launch specific projects and programs that reduce crime in the area and allow the establishment of coordinated maritime presences that ensure long-term stability.