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NATO Navies from US, UK and France Commit to Increase Cooperation
 
FRUKUS agreement 1 The US Navy's Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met in London with the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, Adm. Sir Philip Jones, Royal Navy and Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, French Navy, March 27.
 
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Naval Forces News - US, UK, France
 
 
 
NATO Navies from US, UK and France Commit to Increase Cooperation
 
The US Navy's Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met in London with the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, Adm. Sir Philip Jones, Royal Navy and Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, French Navy, March 27.
     
FRUKUS agreement 1 LONDON (March 27, 2017) From left to right, Adm. Christophe Prazuck Marine Nationale's Chief of Navy, Adm. Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson sign the 2017 Trilateral Maritime Talks document at the Ministry of Defense in London. (US Navy photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense/Released)
 
 
This is the first time the three chiefs have held such an event. The importance of such collaboration can't be overstated given the increase in maritime competition worldwide and recent geo-political events.

As a result of the half-day session, the three chiefs of Navy affirmed their commitment to increased interoperability in a signed agreement that stated, "We believe this increased trilateral cooperation will help secure a future that is not only in the interests of our three nations, but in the common interests of our allies, partners, and all likeminded nations who are committed to peace, prosperity, and maritime security."

The U.S., U.K. and French navies have regularly operated together around the world. During this trilateral event, the three chiefs agreed there is room for more joint operations and for enhanced cooperation in the undersea domain and power projection.

Each navy is committed to an open and free maritime system based on respect for international law. Continued trilateral engagement and cooperation is in the interest of each individual country, NATO and the overall maritime community.
     
FRUKUS Agreement 2 LONDON (March 27, 2017) The 2017 Trilateral Maritime Talks document which Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, Marine Nationale's Chief of Navy, and Adm. Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff signed in the Ministry of Defense Main Building. (US Navy photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense/Released)