- The European Union is expected to send a team to Djibouti next month to assess possibilities of setting up an anti-piracy training for Somali forces.
According to reports, the EU has come to the decision as part of its support to the region to tackle the ever growing and ever threatening of piracy off the Somali coast.
The EU is already part of the international support in the region which have sent ships to fight the pirates in the Gulf of Aden, as well as guard the waters for safe passage of both commercial and humanitarian vessels.
The training also comes as a response to Somalia's government needs for the empowerment of its forces to deal with piracy and other terror activities in the region.
Announcing the plan, the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, said the training would focus on three main issues of which would also include cooperation with the African Union mission already in Somalia.
Despite numerous naval missions off Somali waters, piracy has continued to create havoc on one of the most important sea routes, with pirates holding vessels and demanding huge sums of money for ransom.
The Somali transitional government is still also battling with extremists in the country, making governance and law and order a tall story and a dream for many Somali’s.
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