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Bangladesh concerned over attacks on oil facilities in Gulf region

Published: May 19, 2019 12:40:12 | Updated: May 19, 2019 16:18:16


Al Marzoqah, a Saudi tanker, off the port of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates. The ship is one of two that Saudi Arabia said had been damaged in acts of sabotage - Satish Kumar/Reuters

Bangladesh says it has observed with “deep concern” the secret drone attacks on oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

Equally disconcerting is the news of attacks on Saudi and Emirati oil tankers in the UAE territory, said a foreign ministry statement on Sunday.

Bangladesh says it is of the view that such unprovoked acts will have an adverse impact on the overall security situation in the region.

Bangladesh renounced such unilateral act of provocation and remains steadfastly committed to maintenance of peace and security, UNB reports.

"Bangladesh supports any collective effort that would maintain peace and stability in the region," the statement reads.

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