With United Arab Emirates making its way towards going 100 percent clean following the climate concerns the world is facing, it is making new alliances on its new path to clean and green energy.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited UAE on Thursday, after a brief visit with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday which was following the attack on oil fields in Saudi on 14th September. At this meet, the United Arab Emirates said that it would join a U.S.-led maritime coalition aimed at protecting international shipping in and near the Strait of Hormuz following alleged Iranian attacks on oil tankers there. The UAE with this alliance joins neighbours Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, along with the big names United Kingdom and Australia, in the effort to protect vessels in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the narrow Strait of Hormuz waterway that separates the gulfs and acts as a transit point for a fifth of the world’s oil exports. This maritime alliance with multiple nations is to protect the energy market from further losses due to some irrational elements. United States is working on getting more nations on board for this alliance.
UAE cooperating with multiple nations for energy security shows that it is a prominent name in the energy Market but also a potential leader in global diplomacy. With this coalition between nations there’s a huge hope to be seen as these nations can now extend their energy cooperation from oil security to new energy production and researches.