Vice Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), visited Lebanon January 11, 2018. As the NAVCENT Commander, Vice Admiral Aquilino is responsible for conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and strengthening partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.
Vice Admiral Aquilino visited Lebanon to discuss the international donors’ conference “Rome II,” as well as to focus on bilateral naval relations. While in Lebanon, Vice Admiral Aquilino met with Lebanese Armed Forces Commander and key staff as well as LAF Navy leadership and representatives from the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon.
The United States remains committed to a stable, secure, democratic, and prosperous Lebanon.