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Nigeria, Korea Coast Guard Sign Deal To Secure Gulf Of Guinea

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the Republic of Korea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding of co-operation in the field of Maritime Security and Safety. 

Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh signed the pact on behalf of Nigeria while the Director General, International Affairs and Intelligence Bureau, Korean Coast Guard, Seonggi Kang signed on behalf of Korea.

The MoU provides a framework for Nigerian authorities and the Korean Coast Guard to develop, co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of Maritime Security and Safety between both Countries.

At the event on Tuesday, NIMASA DG, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said the MoU will be implemented to the best interests of both Countries. He said it will ultimately enhance safety and security in the troubled waters around the Gulf of Guinea.

“The relationship between Nigeria and Korean spans over many decades. This MoU which started with a statement of intent in 2018 is designed to reinforce the commitment of both countries to grow bilateral trade through maritime”. He said.

He also used the occasion to call on the Korean Government to support Nigeria’s quest to return to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) during the elections scheduled for the first week of December in London, United Kingdom.

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