MONROVIA, LIBERIA- The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia Major/General Prince C. Johnson III says a robust partnership of World actors is needed to mitigate the challenges facing combating maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.

Major/General Johnson said collaborating efforts between Liberia and all international partners are required in addressing the increasing maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.

Speaking Monday at the start of a two-day consultative Dialogue Meeting on the theme, combating maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea; challenges and prospects; the AFL Chief of Staff said only with coordinated partnership, countries in the region can adequately address the maritime threats.

He pledged Liberia’s commitment to supporting efforts by world and regional leaders in combating the many crimes that are undermining the maritime governance in the Gulf of Guinea.

The two-day consultative Dialogue Meeting on the theme, combating maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea; challenges and prospects opened in Liberia with calls for stronger international action plans to hut the increasing maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Dialogue which brings together eighteen stakeholders from Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria is organized by the Koffa Anna International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), with support from the Japanese government, through the UNDP.

According to Major/General Francis Ofori, the Commandant of the Koffa Anna International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), participants will deliberate and highlight the challenges of maritime security actors in combating maritime crimes, and discuss a way forward in bridging the gaps.

Major/General Ofori added that the project is aimed at promoting effective implementation of relevant regional and international maritime protocols to control maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Gulf of Guinea which serves as a strategic route for regional and international commerce which has contributed in facilitating the growth of the blue economies globally, has in recent times garnered an ill-repute of a focal point for maritime crimes.

This, the two-day consultative Dialogue Meeting aimed at finding a lasting solution to.

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