Along with other countries will discuss ways to fight piracy
South Korea will take part in a counter-piracy meeting in Rome this week, the foreign ministry here said Sunday.
South Korea will join the host Italy along with other nations including the United States, Britain, France and Norway on Wednesday to discuss ways to cut off illicit financial flows linked to piracy and to share information in their fight against piracy.
Moon Ha-young, a foreign ministry envoy for consular affairs, will represent South Korea at the meeting, the ministry said. On June 29, Seoul will host the second meeting on illicit funding for the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), with about 40 nations attending.
A ministry official said the Rome meeting will help about 10 key participants prepare for the CGPCS gathering.
The CGPCS was established in January 2009 under a U.N. Security Council Resolution to coordinate actions among some 50 nations and organizations to combat Somali pirates. South Korea chaired the seventh plenary meeting of the CGPCS held in New York last November.
Source: Seatrade Asia
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