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GCC chief calls for international pressure on Houthis to resolve Safer oil tanker crisis

August 04, 2021
The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Al-Hajraf.
The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Al-Hajraf.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Al-Hajraf has urged the international community to pressure Houthi militia to allow a UN team to examine Safer Oil Tanker as soon as possible to avoid an imminent environmental and economic catastrophe.

Dr. Al-Hajraf made the call on Wednesday during his meeting with the Netherlands' Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Janet Alberda, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, the GCC chief and the Dutch ambassador discussed issues of mutual interest, areas of cooperation between the GCC and the Netherlands and exchanged views on means to enhance bilateral ties in a way that serves joint interests.

They also took stock of regional developments related to incidents in the Gulf of Oman, where both sides highlighted the importance of guaranteeing the security and safety of maritime at waterways and called for holding perpetrators to account according to the international law to ensure the non-recurrence of such attacks.


August 04, 2021
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