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U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Spokesperson Capt. Clay Doss provided the following readout:
Today, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Adm. Stuart Munsch met with Angolan Navy Adm. Valentim Alberto Antonio Sept. 20 in Newport, Rhode Island, at the International Seapower Symposium.
The two leaders discussed maritime security trends in Africa, deepening navy interoperability and maritime domain awareness in the Gulf of Guinea, and the value of the U.S.-Angola navy partnership. Munsch thanked Antonio for hosting a highly successful visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) serial during the multilateral exercise Obangame Express, and for his support to the inaugural NAVAF-hosted African Maritime Forces Summit with African Heads of Navy, Coast Guard and Naval Infantry in Cabo Verde in March 2023.
Jointly hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations and the United States Naval War College, the International Seapower Symposium is a biennial conference that provides a forum for dialogue between international navies, coast guards, and our Marine Corps partners to bolster maritime security by providing an opportunity for international heads of navies and coast guards to collaborate, develop trust, and further navy-to-navy training.
For more than 80 years, NAVEUR-NAVAF has forged strategic relationships with allies and partners, leveraging a foundation of shared values to preserve security and stability. Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the EUCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility.
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