A meeting in Lagos closes the Italian Presidency of the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea
The second meeting of the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11 and 12, 2017, the only event under the Italian G7 Presidency to take place out of Italy..
Piracy attacks and other crimes at sea in the region remain a major concern for global maritime security. The meeting contributed to identify threats and challenges and to define future joint initiatives by the countries concerned and by international donors for the creation of effective instruments allowing an improved collective maritime situational awareness.
The meeting, where the concerns and proposals of the private sector where also carefully considered, focused as well on ways to achieve progress in the African Maritime Security Architecture and it collected the commitments of the regional organisations, in particular ECOWAS and ECCAS, and the Yaoundé Inter-regional Coordination Center.