By U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
| May 19, 2021
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 Air Vice Marshal Khamis Bin Hammad Al Ghafri, commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, on May 19 to reaffirm the strong naval relationship between the United States and Oman.
The leaders discussed the importance of integration and interoperability between the two nations to ensure maritime security and stability in the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz and Arabian Gulf.
Cooper also thanked Al Ghafri for the support provided by the Royal Air Force of Oman to regional aviation and maritime operations, and to maritime security exercises with the U.S. and coalition partners.