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Readout of Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Brad Cooper's Video Call with Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General H. E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf

By NAVCENT Public Affairs | January 05, 2022

Naval Support Activity Bahrain --

MANAMA, Bahrain – Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, spoke with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General H. E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf during a video call, Jan. 4, reaffirming the U.S. Navy's strong partnership with the six GCC member-nations that border the Arabian Gulf.

The leaders discussed future opportunities for NAVCENT cooperation with the GCC’s naval task force, Task Force 81. These include NAVCENT's new initiative to integrate new unmanned systems in close collaboration with regional partners, as well as a regional approach to interdiction of maritime illicit activity.

The GCC was established in 1981. Its members include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain.       

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