Event Reports

Maritime Security in the Red Sea

Towards a Safe Maritime Security Zone in the Red Sea, Gulfs of Aden and Oman

Konrad Adenauer Foundation-Jordan Office and their partner, the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), jointly organized a conference titled, "Towards a Safe Maritime Security Zone in the Red Sea, Gulfs of Aden and Oman". The conference brought together diplomats, political analysts, experts and delegates from both Jordan and abroad in order to discuss the importance of this maritime region in trade, transport/shipping, combatting piracy and terrorism and the necessity of cooperation and emphasizing regional dialogue on maritime security between key actors and countries.

The conference on Maritime Security in the Red Sea and Gulfs of Aden and Oman concluded its activities in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Monday - September 16th 2021. The conference was organized by the Maritime Security Unit and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, with the participation of delegations from the United States, Russia, NATO, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The meeting was held due to the importance of the Red Sea region and the Gulfs of Aden and Oman in guaranteeing the flow of oil and gas supplies needed to achieve energy security. Additionally, this geographical zone represents an important pillar in maintaining international economy and trade. Despite the importance of this maritime zone in maintaining global security, the prescribed zone did not receive the proper attention by resident countries.

For more information on the conference and the recommendations made to achieve maritime security in the region,  check-out the concluding remarks written by Dr. Ayman Khalil, director of the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), on the right side of the page (English and Arabic versions available) and the media coverage on this event! 

 

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Layan Ounis

Layan Ounis

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layan.ounis@kas.de +962 6 5929777 ext.: 218