Gulf of Guinea Commission addresses governance in interest of peace, development

Luanda – A symposium on “the governance of the Atlantic Ocean in the interests of peace, security and sustainable development of the Gulf of Guinea region” is being running since today in Luanda on the initiative of the Executive Secretariat of the Gulf Commission of Guinea.

The symposium is organized in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Angola and aims, among others, to share knowledge on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in Africa and national and regional experiences in terms of control environmental pollution and illegal fishing.

The event was opened by Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto and also aims to cooperate on the African Charter on Maritime Safety developed under the AIM 2050 strategy of the African Union.

To constitute a forum for knowledge sharing regarding the state of development of maritime governance in West and Central Africa, especially the national mechanisms for their physical and environmental protection, in order to generate synergy, is also part of the objectives of the event.

The colloquium runs until Tuesday (24) in the form of thematic panels, with international speakers invited by the Executive Secretariat of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (CGG) and national delegates indicated by the member states.

Source: Angola Press News Agency