Arab and African Countries Establish New Entity to Safeguard the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
December 18, 2018
As part of the Kingdom's ongoing efforts to promote security and safeguard the region from instability, His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir announced that Saudi Arabia successfully reached an agreement to establish a new regional security entity to safeguard the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden after a meeting that gathered representatives from seven Arab and African countries overlooking the strategic water routes. The meeting of the Arab and African Coastal States of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (AARSGA) was held last week in Riyadh, and brought together representatives from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Jordan.
The Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir also discussed other aspects of cooperation among states bordering the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Following the conclusion of the meeting, the foreign minister disclosed that the agreement is an important step aimed at enhancing security, stability, trade and investment in the region.