Kuwait moves to protect its ports

epa000375885 A Kuwaiti man overlooks the new oil pier in the Al-Ahmadi port that the Kuwaiti Prime Minister opened Wednesday 23 February 2005. The new KD 100 million pier (USD 324 million or 245 million Euro) will provide Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) with the latest technology and advanced equipment in facilitating exports of refined oil. EPA/RAED QUTENA

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Kuwait’s navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter’s ports, state news agency KUNA reported, amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West.

A joint cooperation protocol was signed “at an important period which the region is passing through security-wise,” Kuwait Port Authority manager Sheikh Yousef Abdullah al-Nasser al-Sabah was quoted as saying.

Sheikh Yousef said concerted efforts were needed to maintain the security of the small Gulf state’s ports and “ensure full readiness for any potential emergency,“‮ ‬including training and exchange of experiences, according to the KUNA report.

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