Despite travel limitation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the three heads of navy conducted their previously planned engagement via video teleconference. The discussion was aimed at advancing warfighting interoperability and deepening cooperation between the three NATO allies.
This virtual engagement included a discussion of shared maritime security issues and areas to expand multilateral cooperation at sea, which remains a foundation for security, stability, and prosperity.
Together, the three leaders reaffirmed the close relationship between the allied navies based on mutual respect, shared values, and a commitment to upholding a rules-based international order.
As part of the trilateral maritime initiative, the three navies are conducting a trilateral wargaming series, with the first event led by the U.S. Navy in 2019. The Royal Navy will host the upcoming wargame in 2020 and France will host the subsequent event in 2021.
Source: Naval News