Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, has visited Egypt on March 12 to explore ways to enhance the strategic security relationship between Egypt and the United States, a historic partnership that plays a leading role in counterterrorism and regional security.
This was Malloy’s first visit to Egypt after taking command of NAVCENT. He met with senior Egyptian naval leaders in Alexandria.
He said: “Egypt’s navy plays a vital role in regional maritime security.
“I am excited to visit Egypt to express how proud we are of the strong partnership between the United States Navy and the Egyptian Navy. Our regular joint exercises, such as last year’s Eagle Salute and Eagle Response, promote our shared vision of a more stable and prosperous region with increasingly effective governance, improved security, and trans-regional cooperation. I look forward to seeing NAVCENT participate in expanded joint exercises to secure American and Egyptian interests.”