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Pakistan invites Iran, Turkey to hold int'l naval exercise

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Aug 13, IRNA -- Pakistan is scheduled to hold an international naval exercise AMAN-17 in North Arabian Sea from February 10-14 next year, according to Pakistan Navy.

Navies of 71 countries including Iran, US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Turkey have been invited to participate in the exercise.

This is the 6th exercise of AMAN series. AMAN is an Urdu word meaning 'PEACE' and slogan of AMAN exercise is 'Together For Peace'.

First Exercise of AMAN series was held in March 2007.

The objective of the exercise is to exchange naval experience and improve regional security.

The US and some western naval ships are already in the region, so it is highly possible that they will take part in the exercise.

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