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Asked about a possible EU force in the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy, the PMS emphasised that this was something that had been under consideration and been looked at and planned for, for some time. Planning was under way for an EU mission to the region to help combat pirating as a successor to the NATO mission. Subject to contributions from other member states, we had offered to host the operational headquarters for that EU mission, command the operation and to provide a frigate. Discussions were still ongoing and this was still at the planning stage.

Asked if he knew where and when these discussions were taking place, the PMS said that on process questions it would be best to speak to the MoD.

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