BAHAMAS-POLITICS-Top US official head to the Bahamas to strengthen cooperation on counter-piracy

WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Department of State says Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Tom Kelly, will travel to the Bahamas this week to “strengthen cooperation on counter-piracy.”
Kelly’s three-day trip, which begins on Monday, involves consultations with senior Bahamian officials on “a wide range of political-military issues and to launch a series of information sharing and technical assistance agreements to meet shared security challenges through strengthened military and law enforcement cooperation.”
On Tuesday, Kelly will join Bahamian officials to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding on counter-piracy, “which will establish new cooperative mechanisms for the prosecution of suspected pirates.”

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