Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage
By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after...
The Council noted efforts to tackle the problem by countries in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly those by Nigeria and Benin in launching joint patrols of the coast of Benin and plans to convene a summit of Gulf of Guinea Heads’ of State to coordinate a regional response.
“In this context, members of the Council underlined the need for regional coordination and leadership in developing a comprehensive strategy to address this threat,”the Security Council said in a press statement.
The Council also urged the international community to support countries in the region secure international navigation in the region through information exchange, improved coordination and capacity building.
The Council also took note of the intention by the Secretary-General to send a UN assessment mission to look into the situation in the region and explore possible options for UN support.
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