Egypt’s navy plays a vital role in regional maritime security, Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), said on Wednesday, on the occasion of his visit to Egypt.
“I am excited to visit Egypt to express how proud we are of the strong partnership between the US 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,” he added in a statement by the US embassy.
Malloy visited Egypt on Tuesday, marking his first visit to Egypt after taking command of NAVCENT. He met with senior Egyptian naval leaders in Alexandria to explore ways to enhance the strategic security relationship between Egypt and the US–a historic partnership that plays a leading role in counterterrorism and regional security.
“I look forward to seeing NAVCENT participate in expanded joint exercises to secure American and Egyptian interests,” he mentioned.
As a partner with Egypt, the US is committed to supporting the Egyptian government and people through political, economic, social, and security cooperation, affirmed the statement.