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

  • It is an international governance mechanism
  • Established in 2009
  • Aims to facilitate the discussion and coordination of actions among states and organizations to suppress maritime piracy near Somali
  • So far more than 60 countries and international organizations have become part of this forum to work collectively for the prevention of piracy off the Somali coast.
  • Seychelles is the current chairman of the CGPCS for the biennium 2016-17
  • Why in news? India has become the co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness (WG-MSA) under CGPCS

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