Gulf countries strengthen oil coordination
International Live: Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister said countries in the Gulf have strengthened coordination to provide oil to global markets amid increased regional tensions.
“It is normal amid this escalation that Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries take these steps,” Khalid al-Jarallah told reporters late Sunday on the sidelines of a Ramadan sit-down organised by the Iraqi embassy.
“There is cooperation and coordination between Kuwait and the Gulf countries to provide guarantees for oil tankers and continuous supply of energy to global markets.” Jarallah’s comments come days after sabotage attacks against tankers in
highly sensitive Gulf waters and the bombing of a Saudi pipeline the latter claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels.
Jarallah welcomed the kingdom’s invitation, saying Kuwait was keen to take part in discussions on issues “potentially dangerous” to the region.
Dhaka, 20 May (campuslive24.com)//MIH