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Russia-Arab ministers call for guarantee of security of maritime traffic

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Russia-Arab ministers stressed on Wednesday in Marrakesh the need to guarantee the safety and security of maritime traffic in the Gulf and the Red Sea.

The final statement condemns Israel. This is not a surprise

Russia-Arab ministers stressed on Wednesday in Marrakesh the need to guarantee the safety and security of maritime traffic in the Gulf and the Red Sea in a final communique by the Russia-Arab Cooperation forum. 

The ministers condemned "acts that target the security and safety of maritime traffic and facilities, energy supplies, oil pipelines and facilities," they said after the forum was held in Marrakech. 

They also "strongly condemned the Israeli aggressive war" on Palestinians in Gaza and rejected justifying it as self-defense, the communique added.

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