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The Red Sea Project

Strategically connecting Europe and Asia, the Red Sea stretches from the Suez Canal through the Bab el Mandeb Strait to the Gulf of Aden. Its waters constitute one of the most critical maritime routes enabling global trade but also presenting immense opportunities for development and prosperity in the region. However increasing regional instability, conflict, piracy and transnational organized crime endanger the freedom of navigation of vessels transiting through those waters and limit investment into port infrastructure and maritime commerce. 

The EU-funded “Regional Programme for Maritime Security in the Red Sea Region popularly known as The Red Sea Project covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It involves coordinated actions in support of participating countries from collaborating organizations such as INTERPOL, IMO and UNODC.

More on the project can be found on the IMO website

Project Launch event held in Djibouti on 9-10 February 2022, with all implementing partners, the EU and representatives of project countries in attendance.