The UAE has said it welcomes the decision of several countries to join the international investigation into the recent sabotage operation that happened in its waters.
The operation targeted four tankers that carried the Emirati, Saudi and Norwegian flags last week.
"The participation of our international partners in the investigation will help us arrive at impartial conclusions in a transparent manner. That is precisely what the UAE wants from this probe," the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, said in a statement.
"The ongoing joint investigations reflect the international community's determination to protect maritime security, the flow of international trade, and energy supplies."
With the participation of UAE's international partners, the investigation will continue in the proper manner and will conclude in due course, MoFAIC added.