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China naval group berths at Iran's Bandar Abbas port

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bandar Abbas, June 15, IRNA -- A Chinese naval group berthed in southern Iran as Tehran and Beijing maintain their determination to enhance naval cooperation, the Iranian Navy has announced.

The Chinese Navy flotilla comprising a destroyer, a logistic vessel and a military chopper, berthed in the Navy's First Emamat Zone in Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

It said the group has just been to the Pakistani port of Karachi for training purposes.

A high-ranking naval delegation from China visited Iran for talks in October 2015.

A Chinese Navy flotilla also arrived in the southern Iranian coast three years ago.

Subsequently, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari visited China's eastern port city of Qingdao with a high-ranking team in attendance and held talks with Chinese military officials.

The Iranian Navy dispatched a naval group to China back in 2012, setting a new precedence in the countries' bilateral naval cooperation.

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