European mission in the Strait of Hormuz receives support by 8 EU-member states

Jan. 22 – The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday that new member states decided to support the European-led EMASOH, the European Maritime Surveillance Mission in the Strait of Hormuz proposed by France, that is now officially supported by the governments of Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and France.

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the most important routes for maritime traffic in the Middle East, crucial for oil transportation.

Several incidents occurred in the last months, and the aim of EMASOH mission is to prevent further incidents, ensuring the “freedom of navigation and the safety of European and foreign ships and crews”.

The mission’s headquarters will be probably be located in the Arab Emirates.


Strait of Hormuz and Vicinity (Credits to Central Intelligence Agency [Public domain])

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