Kuwait ports authority says Gulf, Arab coordination to secure maritime traffic

Soldiers from the US, Kuwait, and other GCC countries participate in a 2017 military exercise at Shuwaikh Port, west of Kuwait City. (File photo: AFP)

Kuwait ports authority manager said there is coordination between Gulf and Arab countries to secure the safety of maritime traffic in Gulf waters, according to a statement on Kuwait’s news agency.

The ports authority manager also said that the impact of the latest developments in the Gulf region was “slight on Kuwaiti ports traffic.”

Washington in June first proposed some sort of multinational effort open to all allies and partners to bolster maritime security in the Gulf after accusing Iran of attacking oil tankers around the Strait of Hormuz, a critical maritime chokepoint between Iran and Oman.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00