Emirates News Agency - UAE hosts high-level meeting of amended Djibouti Code of Conduct
DUBAI, 30th June, 2022 (WAM) -- In line with its commitment to support the security and safety of the maritime industry, the UAE hosted the 2022 high-level workshop of the amended Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) concerning the repression of piracy and armed robbery in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden area.
The workshop was held between 28th-30th June, 2022, at the Intercontinental Festival City hotel in Dubai, in the presence of Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
The workshop witnessed the presence of around 80 officials, including ministers, representing 17 countries. There were also representatives from 'Friends of DCoC' which includes international agencies and countries including France and the USA were present.
The latest amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct was adopted at the 2017 Jeddah meeting by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden area.
The Jeddah Amendment, which was developed from the initial version of the DCoC, covers measures to tackle a range of illicit activities, including piracy, arms trafficking, trafficking in narcotics, illegal trade in wildlife, illegal oil bunkering, crude oil theft, human trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal dumping of toxic waste in regional and international waters in the region.
Commenting on this significant meeting, Hassan Mohammed Juma Al Mansouri, Under-Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructur....