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Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF151) Commodore Zahid Ilyas SI(M) S.Bt recently visited Djibouti to promote further cooperation between Djibouti and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

Commodore Zahid Ilyas met with the Djiboutian Deputy Chief of Navy, Lieutenant Commander Ali Abdoulaye Bouh, in recognition of Djibouti’s valuable support of Coalition Forces. Lieutenant Commander Ali Abdoulaye Bouh thanked CTF151 for its contribution to capacity building within the Joint Area of Operations and acknowledged CTF151’s effort in tackling piracy in the region. The meeting also provided the opportunity to deepen further cooperation between CMF and Djibouti.

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Commander Combined Task Force 151, Commodore Zahid Ilyas meets the Djibouti Deputy Navy Chief, Lieutenant Commander Ali Abdoulaye

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Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 recently visited Djibouti with his flagship TCG Gemlik. Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s prominent port.

Turkish Amphibious Team onboard TCG Gemlik, conducting training together with their counterparts from the Djiboutian Navy.
Turkish Amphibious Team onboard TCG Gemlik, conducting training together with their counterparts from the Djiboutian Navy.

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Commander Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich met with Colonel Elio Volpari, Italian Task Force Air Commander, in Djibouti on 9th December2014
Commander Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich met with Colonel Elio Volpari, Italian Task Force Air Commander, in Djibouti on 9th December2014

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the bonds between the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the north African country.

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DJIBOUTI – Commander of Combined Task Force 151, Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, Pakistan Navy visited Djibouti, November 18-20 to meet international partners in the fight against armed piracy on the high seas.

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Two officers from the Djiboutian Navy played a key role recently during a maritime security response exercise held in the Gulf of Aden.

Lt. Ahmed Mahmood Said and Lt. Aboubaker Abdi Mahamoud embarked U.S. warships USS Donald Cook and USS Truxton as specialist local advisors, who were vital in providing expert advice on boarding teams on local fishing patterns, customs and concerns.  USS Donald Cook, USS Truxton and the Australian warship, HMAS Parramatta, exercised their ability to react to a maritime attack.  The exercise also provided the participants the opportunity to speak with local fishermen, as well as offering them food, water and medical supplies.

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