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Readout of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper spoke with Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces Navy Capt. Haissam Dannaoui

By U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs | May 17, 2021

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN --

U.S. 5th Fleet provided the following readout:

Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander, spoke with Capt. Haissam Dannaoui, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces Navy (LAF-N) on May 17 to reaffirm the strong naval relationship between the United States Navy and LAF-N.

The leaders discussed the importance of integration and interoperability between the two navies to ensure maritime security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Cooper thanked Dannaoui for the LAF-N’s continued participation in regularly scheduled maritime security exercises and joint operations, and the two also discussed future opportunities for bi-lateral and coalition cooperation.