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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Jan 22, 2012

Royal Danish Navy Royal Danish navy and government applauded for anti-piracy operation. The Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has congratulated the Royal Danish navy and the Danish Government for their engagement in what he described as an OexemplaryO anti-piracy operation. The Minister also hailed the efforts of several other forces that have been engaged in proactive and robust action against pirate vessels, in line with the appeal made by Seychelles President Michel to world leaders recently. Following a round of successful military interventions just off the coast of Somalia that resulted in the capture of numerous suspected pirates, Minister Adam praised the effective and coordinated efforts of international partners as a crucial element in the fight against piracy. OThese proactive operations have made a significant dent in the number of pirate vessels operating in the Indian Ocean, and show that improved coordination and a more robust approach to disrupting piracy is improving the overall response. There are still many challenges [ETH] not least the regional capacity to prosecute, detain, and transfer prisoners [ETH] but these successful operations are a step in the right direction,O said the Minister. OThis increased engagement is also a reflection of the seriousness of the problem and follows the recent appeals by President Michel to world leaders for increased engagement,O he added. Minister Adam also congratulated the Naval Forces and governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain who also recently captured suspected Somali pirates targeting vessels in the Somali region. OThe range of international partners we are working with shows that the problem of piracy is truly a global one, from which no country is exempt. We hope that our...

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