The G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (G7++ FoGG) met in Rome on June 26-27
The meeting focused on the fight against piracy, illicit trafficking of narcotics, weapons, human beings and goods, illegal fishing, marine litter, and on the development of the maritime economy.
The G7 countries, as well as Australia, Belgium, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and all the countries of the Region attended the event. Particular attention was devoted to Nigeria for its efforts to prevent and fight the maritime crimes. A crucial contribution to the debate was given by the regional economic communities (ECCAS, ECOWAS, and the Gulf of Guinea Commission) and by the coordination centers for maritime activities created by the States of the Region.
Minister of Defense of the Republic of Congo and Minister of Defense of Nigeria attended the meeting as well.