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Arleigh Burke Arrives in Larnaca, Cyprus
LARNACA, Cyprus – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit Nov. 9.
Larnaca is located on the southern coast and is the third largest city in Cyprus.
This visit is the fifth port visit during Arleigh Burke’s 2018 deployment and reaffirms cooperation efforts between partner nations and helps to establish conditions for security and stability in the region.
During the visit, Arleigh Burke Sailors will have the opportunity to visit local attractions such as the Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, Kamares Aquedect, Larnaca Castle, and experience the Cypriot culture of Larnaca.
“We’re so honored to be hosted in this beautiful country and we look forward to our time in Larnaca,” said Cmdr. Errol Robinson, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke. “Visits such as these solidify working relations and partnerships among the United States, our allies, and partners.”
Arleigh Burke, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group departed Norfolk Aug. 28 for a scheduled deployment to support maritime security operations, provide crisis response capability, and increase theater security cooperation efforts and forward naval presence in the U.S. 2nd and 6th Fleet areas of operations.