UAE signs IMO anti-piracy code

The Djibouti Code of Conduct was signed in Dubai yesterday by HE Dr. Saeed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Organisations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UAE has become the 18th signatory to sign the code of conduct, set up by IMO to develop regional capacity to counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Western Indian Ocean.

Speaking after the signing ceremony in Dubai, the head of IMO's Djibouti Code of Conduct project implementation unit, Philip Holihead said, "We are delighted that another significant presence in the region has signed up to the code. Concerted action of the kind promoted by the code can go a long way towards curbing the activities of pirates and the addition of UAE to the list of signatories will undoubtedly help us to achieve the code's objectives."

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