Dubai to Host Counter-piracy Conference

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Sunday, August 25, 2013
Opening speaker: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs: Photo credit ADPC

The United Arab Emirates, in a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global marine terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, will convene a third high-level, public-private counter piracy conference, in Dubai, on 11-12 September 2013.

The Conference is by invitation only and is a platform for the international and regional community to come together with the aim of:

   
•    Continuing to build awareness about the humanitarian and economic cost of piracy, including extending support to seafarers who are suffering from maritime piracy on the frontline
    •    Injecting a new momentum in the common search for an effective and enduring solution to piracy through collaboration across political, military, financial and legal arenas
    •    Encouraging a comprehensive, inclusive approach that can deliver a long term, sustainable solution to counter piracy, including land-based solutions
    •    Highlighting the significance of enhancing industry-government cooperation in addressing the issue through joint strategies emphasising sustainable long term solutions

The conference is by invitation only. Those invited can register for the 2013 event by clicking on the register button at: http://www.counterpiracy.ae/

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