The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea
The United States of America and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of Friends of Gulf of Guinea, an international group that fights piracy in the region.
In a press statement issued on March, 4th, Morgan Ortagus – Department spokesperson for US Department of State, announced;
“The Department of State is pleased to announce that the United States and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea, also known as the FoGG, for the calendar year 2020.
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.”