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Somalia: Piracy

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on disrupting information networks used by Somali pirates. (276002)

Working Group 1 of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, which includes some EU member states, met for the second time on 7 and 8 May 2009 at the International Maritime Organisation. The Working Group, which is chaired by the UK, was attended by Interpol. In his conclusions, the Chair welcomed the engagement of Interpol with the work of the Contact Group and Interpol’s willingness to engage with the military operations on information and intelligence sharing. Work in this area will continue.