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GCC discusses navigation in the region with the commander of U.S. Fifth Fleet Commander

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, discussed Tuesday, ensuring the movement of navigation in the Gulf with the commander of the US Fifth Fleet.

Al-Ittihad newspaper reported, on Tuesday that Mubarak Al-Hajraf discussed with Navy Lieutenant-General Charles Bradford Cooper, Commander of the US Naval Forces in the Central Command and Commander of the Fifth Fleet, via video conference, the importance of enhancing cooperation in the field of maritime security.

Al-Hajraf discussed with Lieutenant-General Cooper the importance of enhancing cooperation in the field of maritime security, within the framework of the existing strategic partnership between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the US administration.

The Fifth Fleet included an American aircraft carrier, many attack submarines, naval destroyers, more than seventy fighters, in addition to bombers, tactical fighters, and refueling aircraft.

The main task of the fleet is to secure oil supplies from the Gulf to world markets, monitor Iran closely, and supervise operations in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Red Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean.

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