Indian Ocean: Piracy

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the international task force dealing with piracy in the Indian Ocean.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the UK's future role in the international task force dealing with piracy in the Indian Ocean.

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The UK plays a leading role in the fight against piracy in the Western Indian Ocean. We contribute the Commander and Operational Headquarters for the EU's counter piracy mission, EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, as well as the Deputy Commander for the international Combined Maritime Force, Task Force 151. The UK will continue to play an active role in both missions.

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