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Gulf of Oman: Tankers

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 48233, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterparts in the Gulf region on the seizure of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The UK is committed to assuring the safety of shipping in the Middle East region, including through the Gulf of Oman. The UK is a member of the International Maritime Security Construct, along with several Gulf partners, which addresses the threat in the region by providing reassurance to commercial shipping and deterring further threats. We are committed to engaging regularly with our partners to contribute to lasting security and stability in the region.