JEDDAH, 10th January, 2017 (WAM) — The Ministry of Interior, MoI, represented by the General Directorate of the Border Guard, is to host a top level conference for countries which are signatories to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, at ministerial level, in Jeddah.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the 3-day forum is to discuss expanding the powers of the code of conduct to suppress maritime piracy and armed robbery targeting ships in the Western Indian Ocean and off the Gulf of Aden, in order to comprehensively confront naval crimes jeopardising regional security, as well as its safe maritime routes.

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