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Iranian, Russian navies to further expand cooperation

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 26 December 2018 / 16:31

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced that Iranian and Russian navies will hold joint drills, saying the cooperation between the two countries' navies will be further expanded in future.

Within the framework of the second session of the Russian-Iranian working group for the implementation of a bilateral agreement on military cooperation, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi met with deputy chief of the Russian Army General Staff, Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov and his accompanied delegation.

After the meeting, Rear Admiral Khanzadi told reporters that expanding cooperation between Iranian and Russian navies, which has had good progress in previous years, was the main issue of the meeting.

"We seek to accelerate and develop cooperation in the two geopolitical areas of the Caspian Sea and the Southern Fleet in the Persian Gulf," he added.

Rear Admiral Khanzadi announced that the two sides discussed technical and educational cooperation and holding tactical maneuvers, particularly the fight against piracy in the South Sea.

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