The Kingdom's accession to this international alliance comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade and ensure global energy security, and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and ensure the safety of sea lanes, the official SPA news agency reported Wednesday.

This international alliance aims to protect merchant ships by providing safe navigation to ensure free maritime navigation and international trade and to protect the interests of the countries participating in the alliance, thereby enhancing the security and safety of merchant ships passing through the corridors.

The Gulf Alliance's operations area covers the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of ​​Oman and the Arabian Gulf.