Anti-piracy measures of the Self-Defense Forces off the coast of Somalia Government decided to extend activities for one year

Anti-piracy measures of the Self-Defense Forces off the coast of Somalia The government decided to extend its activities for one year November 10 at 11:01 a.m.

With regard to anti-piracy measures by the Self-Defense Forces off the coast of Somalia, eastern Africa, which is due next week, the government has decided to extend its activities by one year, saying that “the threat of piracy still exists.”
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has been escorting civilian vessels, including Japan, by escort ships and patrol aircraft since 2009 off the coast of Somalia in eastern Africa, based on the “Anti-Piracy Action” and will expire on the 19th of next week.

Prior to this, the government decided at a cabinet meeting on October 10 to extend its activities by one year, saying that “the threat of piracy still exists.”

In addition, in light of the spread of the new coronavirus, in order to respond to problems with patrol aircraft, it has been decided to increase the number of Self-Defense Forces personnel in advance.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to extend the deadline at the end of this month by one year for the dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel to multinational forces and observers monitoring ceasefires in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.