Many hands make light work

The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia meets at the UN today.  It brings together countries, organisations and industry bodies to work on piracy issues. It has done good work, especially on Best Management Practices and targeting the pirate networks in the same way any organised crime network should be. India hosts the meeting and many of the area coastal states are involved, along with the key flag states and trading nations. It would be unusual in New York but an outbreak of common sense would also involve Iran in the group, as a key regional player. Let’s see what the meeting comes up with.

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