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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson meets with Adm. Jose Luis Villan during the 28th Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) in Cartagena, Colombia.
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CARTEGENA, Colombia (July 25, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson meets with Adm. Jose Luis Villan, interim chief of the General Staff of the Argentine navy during the 28th Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) in Cartagena, Colombia, discussing opportunities to strengthen our partnership and enhance regional security to ensure a maritime environment that is secure, orderly, and prosperous. IANC was initiated in 1959 to create a forum for the interchange of ideas, knowledge and mutual understanding of maritime challenges that affect the Western Hemisphere. The conference is one part of CNO's multi-day trip to South America to strengthen partnerships and seek more opportunities for combined operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio)

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