Saudi Arabia concludes International Seabed Authority meetings in Jamaica

The main function of ISA is to regulate deep seabed mining and to give special emphasis to ensuring that the marine environment is protected from any harmful effects. (Twitter)
Updated 31 July 2019

Saudi Arabia concludes International Seabed Authority meetings in Jamaica

  • It is an independent treaty organization established in accordance with maritime law

KINGSTON: A delegation from Saudi Arabia has concluded its participation in the 25th session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) held in Kingston, Jamaica.
The delegation included representatives from various government agencies concerned with international maritime law.
ISA is an intergovernmental body established to regulate all mining activities in international seabed areas outside of national jurisdiction. It is an independent treaty organization established in accordance with maritime law.
ISA’s meetings aim to establish regulations for the exploitation of the deep seabed, regulate future activities in oceans and ensure the protection of the marine environment. The main function of ISA is to regulate deep seabed mining and to give special emphasis to ensuring that the marine environment is protected from any harmful effects which may arise during mining activities, including exploration.
One of its first priorities is the formulation of the regulations for prospecting for polymetallic nodules which includes the collaboration of the respective responsibilities of seabed explorers.


Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

Updated 26 November 2020

Saudi deputy defense chief receives Yemeni president

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received Yemen’s President  Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Wednesday.
Prince Khalid said they discussed the situation in Yemen. The minister also reaffirmed the commitment of the leadership of the Kingdom to the stability of Yemen.
In a tweet, early on Thursday, the minister said to the president that the Saudi leadership wanted security and progress for the Yemeni people. He assured the president that implementing of the Riyadh Agreement will move forward to promote peace and stability,  prioritizing the interest of Yemeni people.