The UAE has announced it has joined the US-led International Maritime Security Construct following recent tanker attacks in the region. The Construct is aimed at protecting maritime navigation and international trade. The Director of the International Security Cooperation Department at the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry made the announcement. The Construct’s task force is headquartered in Bahrain and its members include the US, UK, Australia and Bahrain.
Kuwait’s Trade and Industry Minister has issued a Decision as well, raising the security level at all of the country’s oil and commercial ports. ‘All’ measures must be taken to protect these facilities.