Dispatch of Economic Cooperation Study Teams to Surrounding Countries (Djibouti and Yemen) in Connection with the Issue of Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
April 14, 2009
- Japan will dispatch study teams consisting of officials and staff of
the government, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and related
bodies to examine the feasibility of extending economic cooperation through
official development assistance (ODA) to the surrounding countries (the
Republic of Djibouti and the Republic of Yemen) in connection with the issue
of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.
- With regard to Djibouti, a study team consisting of MOFA officials and
JICA staff, is scheduled to visit from April 19 to 23. Its objective is
to conduct a broad-based survey to study what kind of cooperation by Japan
may be appropriate and feasible in order to promote Djibouti’s economic
and social development and improve the country’s maritime security capabilities.
It will be conducted in consideration of Djibouti’s role in the regional
stability and its role as a main base for Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense
Force and others in mounting anti-piracy operations.
- With regard to Yemen, a study teams consisting of officials and staff from MOFA, the Japan Coast Guard, JICA, and related bodies will be on the ground from mid-April to the beginning of May. Its objective is to conduct a broad-based survey to study what kind of cooperation by Japan may be appropriate and feasible in order to improve Yemen’s maritime security capabilities and promote related economic and social development, in consideration of the country’s important geographic location facing the Gulf of Aden.
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