French Gov’t supports fight against maritime crime in Nigeria, others

The French government in collaboration with the United States of America government has set up a project dubbed Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security Sector Reform Support (ASECMAR) to help fight maritime crimes in West Africa.

The project is expected to train Maritime administrators on the laws of the sea and to share information on maritime crime in the sub region.

The ASECMAR project is funded by the French government and anchored by the directorate of security and defence under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The project since its establishment in 2013 has trained six hundred and twelve persons from eleven countries.

The beneficiary countries of the project are personal from Angola, Benin, Cameron, Congo Braille, Cote D’ Ivoice, Gabon, Ghana Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

The rest are Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Saotome and Togo.

Speaking at a workshop to share information on the laws governing the sea and to establish expertise and excellence training segment in Maritime States Action (MSA) at the Regional Training Centre in Accra; The French Ambassador to Ghana to, Mr F. Clavier said maritime issues in the world is of major concern to the French government.



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