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Cdr Flatman with the Commanding Officer of the 22nd Grupo, SPAF, Lt Col Juan Ferrero, and his Orion team

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Chief Air Coordination Element (ACE) recently visited Djibouti to witness Japanese and Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) operations.

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Commodore Abdul Aleem of the Pakistan Navy, commander of Combined Maritime Forces’s counter piracy mission, known as Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), yesterday met with his European Union counter-part, Commander Combined Task Force 465 (CTF 465), Rear Admiral Juan Rodríguez, of the Spanish Navy. The two commanders met for several hours aboard Commodore Aleem’s flagship, HMS Cornwall, while patrolling the Gulf of Aden. Rear Admiral Rodríguez and Commodore Aleem discussed matters of mutual concern, including cooperation in the deployment of ships and aircraft in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. Speaking after the meeting, Commodore Aleem said: “Today I had the great honour of hosting a valued partner in Rear Admiral Rodriguez. Our meeting was extremely beneficial in furthering relations and strengthening ties between Combined Maritime Forces and the European Union Naval Force. By coordinating our efforts and sharing information CMF and the EU can more effectively prosecute…

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