CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Somali MP calls for more U.S., European help to tackle piracy

11-12-2010 10:03 BJT

SOFIA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- A Somali lawmaker here on Thursday called for more American and European help to tackle piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

The Somali government can not deal with the issue without outside help, and the United States and Europe have to engage more in the events occurring in the region that has became a global issue, said Mohamed Hussein Mohamed, Member of the Somali Parliament's Foreign Relation Committee.

The Somali lawmaker made the remarks at an international conference called "Maritime piracy and security of the maritime transport and their relation to the Bulgarian national security."

Pirate attacks in 2009 have increased 10 times compared to 2008, Mohamed said. In 2010, a decline in piracy was observed thanks to international intervention, but it is not enough, the lawmaker said.

Kamen Kichev, Bulgarian Deputy Transport Minister, said that 44 Bulgarian sailors, including three captains, were affected in the region of the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast.

The two-day conference was organized by the Bulgarian Executive Agency Maritime Administration and several shipmasters, shipbrokers and logistics associations, and supported by the Transport Ministry.

Representatives of the European Commission, Navy League of the United States, Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations, the International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations, the Black Sea Region countries and insurance companies participated in the event.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program