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Iran seeks signing agreement with China on naval cooperation

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 13:21

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran and China are seeking a naval cooperation agreement.

"We are after signing cooperation agreement with navy of the country," said Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in a meeting with Chinese Senior Captain Wang Dazhong, commander of the alternate command post of the 11th naval escort taskforce here in Tehran.

"We are after signing a cooperation agreement with Chinese Navy," Sayyari said.

He also said the two countries agreed to cooperate on exchanging students and university professors as well as holding training courses.

Iran and China discussed repairing, maintaining and renovating surface and subsurface vessels, holding tactical and rescue drills as well as exchanging information in northern Indian Ocean, Gulf of Bab-el-Mandeb and Red Sea, he said.

Sayyari noted that piracy in Bab-el-Mandeb was one of the other subjects of the talks. Wang Dazhong, for his part, expressed satisfaction about visiting Iran and said this is the first time that a Chinese military training delegation is visiting Iran and "We evaluate it as a pleasant starting point."

He said his country is willing to expand cooperation between Navy of Iran and China.

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