Saudi Arabia joins the International Alliance for Maritime Security

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it has joined the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation.

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and to ensure the safety of sea lanes, an official source at the Ministry of Defense said.

This International Alliance aims to protect merchant ships by providing safe navigation to ensure free shipping and international trade, and to protect the interests of participating countries, thereby enhancing the security and safety of merchant ships passing through the corridors.

The Gulf of Alliance's operations area covers the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf.

The Kingdom's accession to this International Alliance comes to support regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, ensure global energy security, and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy, and contribute to peace-keeping.

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