In the list below NATO members are in bold print, NATO partners are in italics.


U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet
March 23, 2023

African Maritime Forces Summit concludes in Cabo Verde

The first African Maritime Forces Summit concluded today in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, March 22, 2023.

The three-day summit, hosted by Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Adm. Stuart B. Munsch, brought together heads of navies, coast guards, and naval infantries from 38 nations to discuss strategic and operational approaches to maritime security.


Alongside Munsch, the summit opened with keynote speakers including the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, U.S. Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Linda Fagan, and the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde Ulisses Correia e Silva. Panel sessions included discussions on strategic and operational approaches to maritime security; maritime threat response through naval infantry…and regional interoperability initiatives. The summit also included a visit to the Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley….


AMFS participating nations include Angola, Benin, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Portugal, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Participants include heads of navy, coast guards, and naval infantries from four continents including Africa, Europe, North America, and South America.