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ECOWAS to unveil the headquarters of the West Africa Regional Maritime Security Centre (CRESMAO)

Abuja, (Nigeria), 27 March 2022. The West Africa Regional Maritime Security Centre (CRESMAO) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, will be officially opened on Thursday 31 March 2022, during a ceremony organised by the ECOWAS Commission and in collaboration with the Ivorian government.

Established by a decision of the Authority of Heads of State and Government on 31 July 2018, CRESMAO is an essential tool for implementing the ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy (EIMS), which was adopted on 29 March 2014. The EIMS presents the overarching priority actions (for the region and the Member States) that will address challenges facing the maritime sector. It consists of five strategic objectives, namely: (i) maritime governance; (ii) maritime safety and security; (iii) management of the marine environment; (iv) ECOWAS maritime economy; (v) and maritime research and sensitisation

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