By Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg
Washington will this month host an international meeting dedicated to Red Sea security and emerging threats. Military and political experts will discuss existing international and regional cooperation to deal with those threats and suggest ways to promote greater cooperation in safeguarding the waterway.
There are key objectives for international and regional cooperation: Safeguarding the Red Sea against threats to its security, and promoting trade and investment across the countries that are overlooking it. Threats include terrorism, piracy, human trafficking, illegal migration, cyberattacks, the smuggling of arms and missiles, and attempts to bust sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council. Threats to the livelihood of the region include illegal fishing and environmental degradation.
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