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Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS)

“The Contact Group on Piracy remains an indispensable mechanism to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. We urge the international community, industry and all stakeholders to maintain their efforts."
The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) was created in 2009 pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1851. Its members include those stakeholders affected by Somali piracy: countries from the region, Western Europe, Middle East and Asia, industry, seafarer's organisations and NGOs. The EU chairs in 2014 the CGPCS.
The EU and the entire CGPCS are keen to mobilise international support to eradicate Somali piracy once and for all, not only by addressing the symptoms at sea but also by addressing the root causes of piracy ashore. The chairmanship of the Contact Group is a joint endeavour of the European External Action Service and the European Commission and will continue the work carried out in 2013 under the chairmanship of the United States.