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Royal Saudi Navy Chief: Bab al-Mandeb and Red Sea security paramount

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The commander of the Saudi Royal Navy stressed the importance of maritime security in the southern Red Sea, strait of Bab al-Mandab and the Gulf of Aden.

Vice Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan al-Sultan commended the role and efforts exerted by the Arab Coalition countries led by the Kingdom to maintain the security of these important water ways and counter the Houthi threat to international maritime traffic.

Admiral al-Sultan said the statements as he delivered a speech on behalf of the Saudi Royal Navy at the International Maritime Security Symposium (IMSS 2017), hosted by the Indonesian Navy in Bali.