The meeting of NATO-countries defense ministers in Budapest adopted a decision to fight commonly against pirates, particularly at Somali waters.
Ships will be accompanied by special vessels in the regions known as subject to pirate attacks. Particularly NATO decided to protect the UNO ships. Pirates attacked UNO ships more than once. The following countries will participate in these actions: Belgium, France, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and UK.
Somalia waters are considered the most dangerous place in the world for ships. In 2008, tens of ships were attacked by pirates.