European naval mission to secure Strait of Hormuz

Hurriyet Daily News | Jan 21, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  • The initiative came from France, whose government stressed the need for action due to “rising instability and insecurity” in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz “which resulted in numerous maritime and non-maritime incidents”.
  • Borrell pointed out that the European-led mission is different from the American initiative and is an important “contribution to de-escalation in the region as it is to ensure a safe navigation environment”.