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Reappointment of Mr. Masafumi KUROKI as Executive Director of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC)

March 20, 2019

1. Mr. Masafumi KUROKI, the incumbent Executive Director of the ReCAAP ISC, was unanimously reappointed as the next Executive Director at 13th Annual Meeting of the ReCAAP ISC Governing Council in Singapore today.

2. Japan took the initiative in the establishment of the ReCAAP and has been supporting its work through successively dispatching Executive Director and Assistant Director and making financial contribution to its capacity building activities.

3. Under the leadership of Mr. Kuroki, the ReCAAP ISC has made significant progress in improving the timeliness and accuracy of information sharing, enhancing capability of Focal Points, strengthening engagement with maritime community and raising the Centre’s profile with partner organisations and media. The Government of Japan is determined to continue its support including contributions of human and financial resources to the ReCAAP ISC.

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