China has donated a patrol boat to the Ivory Coast to combat maritime crime and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
The vessel was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Tang Weibin on 14 July, and accepted by Cote d’Ivoire’s defence minister Alain Donwahi. “This donation will allow the Navy of Cote d’Ivoire to take off. This is a major step in Sino-Ivorian cooperation,” Donwahi is reported by Xinhua as saying.
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Security and Risk Report 29/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 366 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, a merchant ship has been boarded by armed men and