During three sessions scheduled for Thursday, coast guard leaders gave presentations on maritime security,
marine environmental protection, and capacity building.

Heads of coast guards from more than 30 countries gathered in Tokyo on Thursday to discuss a wealth of issues, including how to cope with pirates, an increase in the number of boat people, and environmental pollution caused by a massive oil spill at sea.

The Coast Guard Global Summit, jointly hosted by the Japan Coast Guard and Tokyo-based Nippon Foundation, is the first of its kind, Japanese officials in Tokyo said.

Gift exchange between the two coast guards Commanders.

During three sessions scheduled for Thursday, coast guard leaders gave presentations on maritime security, marine environmental protection, and capacity building.

Participating countries included the U.S., Canada, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, Turkey, Russia, France and Djibouti.

The Djiboutian delegation led by Colonel Wais Omar Bogoreh actively took part in this very first Coast Guards World Summit