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Luxembourg intervenes at the Security Council’s Open Debate on Piracy

Published Monday November 19 2012

In her intervention at the Security Council’s open debate on piracy and the maintenance of international peace and security, Luxembourg’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, signalled that the international community’s determined action to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia over the last few years has started to bear fruit.  At the same time, the Gulf of Guinea has become a new high-risk zone.  Piracy in the region, as well as armed robbery at sea and the rise of illicit activities linked to this phenomenon, affect the stability and security of the whole region of West Africa. They also threaten the socio-economic development of the countries of the region.

Ambassador Lucas affirmed that Luxembourg will continue to support the countries affected by the scourge of piracy, by promoting and implementing a holistic approach, which brings together the political and security dimensions, as well as development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.

Link to the Ambassador’s statement