Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) will organize the 2nd Saudi International Maritime (SIM) Forum 15-17 November 2022 in the governorate of Jeddah.
The Forum aims to exchange views and discuss the challenges facing marine units and coastal vital sites and ways to protect them, and how to deal with ongoing threats and their impact on the global economy and ensuring the safety of sea routes, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Titled “Protecting Marine Units and Vital Coastal Sites Against the Threat of Unmanned Systems,” the Forum will highlight the threat of such systems and present ways in which they can be dealt with.
Thanking the Crown Prince for his sponsorship of the event, RSNF Commander Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili said it would also discuss the role individual nations and international organizations have to play in maintaining maritime security, Arab News reported.
The event is a continuation of the Kingdom’s contribution to promoting international peace and security, he added.
“It also aims to enhance the role of the RSNF in cooperation with marine environment authorities at the national level, and what naval forces of brotherly and friendly countries are doing to support regional and international efforts, ensure the safety of maritime traffic and contribute to sustaining the global economy,” Al-Ghufaili said.
Military specialists and experts from the fields of technology, industry and academia will take part in a series of workshops during the forum, which will also be attended by representatives from government ministries and organizations and international corporations.
The event will also provide a platform for companies from around the world to display their latest equipment, technologies and systems related to maritime security. (SPA; Arab News; Photo: Saudi Arabia’s Chief-of-Staff General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili at the 20219 Saudi International Maritime (SIM) Forum in Riyadh © SIM)