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Taiwan to propose escort for its ships in Gulf of Aden

Taiwan to propose escort for its ships in Gulf of Aden

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will propose to the U.S. and some European countries that Taiwanese commercial ships operating in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden be given escort, MOFA spokesman Henry Chen said Thursday.
Chen said that the ministry will discuss with those countries the specifics of how a joint operation to this effect could be conducted.
The question of whether Taiwan should dispatch its own naval frigates to the gulf or seek foreign assistance to protect its commercial vessels in the area is still under discussion, he said.
Meanwhile, Taiwanese ships in distress could always request assistance from other vessels operating in nearby waters, he advised.
(by Jian Chen)




Updated : 2021-02-26 09:38 GMT+08:00