Friday, April 29, 2005

Piracy Pact Signed

Singapore, Japan, Laos and Cambodia are the first among 16 countries to sign an agreement to combat piracy in the region.

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) was signed on Thursday by Acting Foreign Minister Raymond Lim and dignitaries from the other three countries....

A key pillar of the agreement is the Information Sharing Centre (ISC), which will be an international organisation located in Singapore.

The ISC will facilitate communication and information exhanges between the member countries.
It will also improve the quality of statistics and reports on piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region.

[Source: Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia, 28/04/2005]