The United Arab Emirates, in a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global marine terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, convened a third high-level, public-private counter piracy conference, in Dubai, on 11-12 September 2013.
This follows the highly successful conferences held in 2011 and 2012. At the 2013 conference, more than 750 government and industry leaders from around the world pledged their continued support for sustainable capacity building in the region, with particular focus on Somalia, to counter maritime piracy at its roots.
The Conferences are by invitation only and are 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 countering 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
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