Minister's efforts to secure support for joint pirate effort in Gulf of Guinea fall flat

So far, no countries have been willing to back a Danish proposal for a joint military effort to combat piracy against ships in the Gulf of Guinea, Danish Defense Minister Trine Bramsen tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Finn Frandsen

It has not been possible for Danish Defense Minister Trine Bramsen (Social Democrat) to gather support from other countries for a joint, stronger effort to combat ship hijackings and pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa.

She has in recent months been working to gather support from other countries for the effort, but so far without success.

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