The Department of Defending from state United has affirmed that the recent visit of the minister Margarita Robles at the naval base of Rota (Cádiz) to the ship Hershel Woody Williams “demonstrates the vital association” between the North American country and Spain.

This was stated this Saturday by the official account of the Department of Defense of USA. The visit took place last July 8, where the head of Spanish Defense was on board the new vessel American which arrived in Rota in September 2020.

Robles met with the US Charge d’Affaires in Spain, Conrad Tribble, as well as with other senior US Army commanders, Ben Reynolds, director of the Maritime Headquarters of the Sixth US Navy Fleet, and Marcus Annibale, Chief of NATO’s Naval Attack and Support Forces.

In a posted note on the Pentagon website, the US Department of Defense says that Robles’ visit “demonstrates the cooperation and the association from safety vital between the US and Spain “.

In his day, Robles also assured that this visit was the “manifestation of the collaboration, of job set in the world between two countries allied and committed to democratic values ​​”.

Conrad Tribble agreed on the good relations between both nations and recalled “the 70 years of hospitality Spanish towards the Armed Forces of the United States, in Rota and in Morón “.

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USA: “We are friends and partners”

“Beyond the operation we have more than 6,800 military Americans and their families who call Spain their home” which constitutes a important “human dimension” of the relationship, Tribble pointed out, who as an example recounted that the commander of a US destroyer was born and raised in Rota, the son of an American officer and a Spanish woman. “Are friends, are partners, are alliesTribble added.

Robles He then took advantage of paying a tribute “to all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have died in peace missions in the world, paying a very high tribute, and for that we feel very close to them ”.

The Hershel Woody Williams it’s a model ESB-4, an expeditionary mobile platform, with a particular and striking aesthetic dedicated to supporting allies in the Mediterranean and African waters, especially naval aviation and amphibious operations.

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