Arab News, Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 | Zul Qaadah 25, 1443
Saudi Arabia, Djibouti sign joint cooperation agreement on maritime transport
Saudi Arabia, represented by the Transport General Authority (TGA), has signed a
joint maritime transport cooperation agreement with the Department of Maritime
Affairs in Djibouti, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
The agreement was signed by the TGA Vice-President
for the Regulatory Sector, Fawaz Al-Sahli and the ambassador of Djibouti to the
Kingdom, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation Mohammad Ali Hassan, in the presence of a number of transport sector
officials in the two countries.
The agreement aims to strengthen relations between
the Kingdom and Djibouti at a strategic level and open new horizons for
cooperation in various fields, especially maritime transport, one of the pillars
of economic development in the world.
It also looks to encourage trade exchange,
facilitate the requirements and procedures for accessing the ports of both
countries with their ships, and promote the exchange of experiences and
technologies between companies, institutions and maritime institutes in this
The agreement includes a mechanism for treating
the ships of the two countries with regard to access to their ports, docking and
departure, and in cases of emergency and maritime accidents in the territorial