This article of News Ghana describes the kick-off meeting of the GoGIN project that took place today, 8th June, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
“I’m delighted to be here in Yaoundé today to officially kick-start GOGIN after several months of fine-tuning with my African colleagues,” said Vice Admiral (Ret) and GoGIN Team Leader Jean-Pierre Labonne. “Our long-term aim is to support peace, stability and economic and human development throughout West and Central Africa. My team and I will spare no effort to make GOGIN a success.”
GOGIN is a tangible outcome of the Code of Conduct on the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships, and illicit maritime activity in West and Central Africa that was adopted at the June 2013 Summit of Heads of State in Yaoundé – also known as the Yaoundé Process.
For pictures of the event, browse the Flickr page of the CMR.