JEDDAH, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdel-Latif Al-Zayani met Monday with Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command, the Commander of US Fifth Fleet, Admiral James Malloy.
During the meeting, they discussed relations of joint defense cooperation between the GCC countries and the US, the efforts being exerted by US naval forces to protect maritime navigation and ensure freedom of the international trade in the Arab Gulf region and the Red Sea, and ways to enhance Gulf-American cooperation in this field, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
They also discussed endeavors being exerted by USA to mobilize regional and international efforts to ensure the security and safety of energy supplies from the region to protect the global economy.
The meeting was also attended by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Negotiations Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Owaisheq and a number of senior officials in the US Naval Command and senior officers in military affairs at the GCC General Secretariat.
Source: Kuwait News Agency