Saudi border guards take command of CTF-152

Saudi border guards take command  of CTF-152
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Updated 03 September 2020

Saudi border guards take command of CTF-152

Saudi border guards take command  of CTF-152

RIYADH: The Saudi General Directorate of Border Guard took over the command of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 for the first time from the Royal Jordanian Navy, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
CTF-152 is in charge of naval security in the Arabian Gulf, and carries out patrol missions to counter terrorism, piracy, armed robbery, maritime crimes, and the smuggling of prohibited items.
The force also carries out search and rescue missions in its area of operation.
It is noteworthy that CTF-152 is a multinational force whose command is rotated among member states.
Command of CTF-152 had already been taken over by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, the UAE, and Italy.
In addition, a number of member states contributed by allocating vessels and planes, and appointing employees to the task force, including Saudi Arabia, the US, and Australia.


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.