By U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
| September 17, 2020
U.S. 5th Fleet provided the following readout:
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo spoke with Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Staff Major General (Sea) Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti Sept. 16 to reaffirm the strong defense relationship between the United States and Qatar.
The leaders discussed the importance of integration and interoperability between the navies of Qatar and the United States.
Paparo also expressed appreciation to Al-Sulaiti for Qatar’s strong partnership in Combined Maritime Forces CTF-152 and the significant contributions towards maritime safety, security and stability to the region.