The Chief of Naval Forces to International Seapower Symposium

    The Navy Commander of the National Guard, Captain Charalambos Charalambous, participated in the 23rd International Seapower Symposium (ISS), held from 18 to 21 September 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

   The central theme of the ISS 2018, involving 103 Navy Forces Chiefs, was "Security, Order, Prosperity."

    During the Symposium, the participants had the opportunity to exchange views on the current safety challenges of the marine environment, to explore possible ways to enhance international maritime safety cooperation, and to attend lectures on these topics by distinguished speakers.

    On the sidelines of the Symposium, the Navy Commander had the opportunity to exchange views on issues of common interest with the Chiefs of the French, Egyptian and the Omani Navy, while during a social event he had a brief, interesting conversation with the US Secretary of Defense, General James N. Mattis for the challenges in the Southeast Mediterranean region.