The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

Working together, we will promote unimpeded global commerce and freedom of navigation; strengthen sustainable marine ecosystems, including fish stocks and related seafood supply chains; and enhance maritime governance in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Gulf of Guinea is vital for the shipment of goods, but it is also a rich marine ecosystem that millions of Africans depend on for their livelihoods.

We welcome the active participation of all the regional coastal states to make progress in these critical areas.”