Iranian, Chinese Navy Commanders Discuss Mutual Cooperation

Iranian, Chinese Navy Commanders Discuss Mutual Cooperation


 
 


During the meeting in China's Southern Zhangjigang port on Tuesday, the Iranian and Chinese navy commanders explored venues for the enhancement of mutual military cooperation in a bid to maintain and reinforce security in regional waters.

Also at the meeting, Commander of the Iranian Navy fleet Omid Golestaneh conveyed a message by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari to the commander of China's Southern fleet to pay a visit to Iran.

The Iranian commander and his accompanying delegation also visited warships of China's Southern fleet.

The visit of the Iranian naval fleet takes place at the official invitation of the Chinese navy. More than 200 students of Imam Khomeini Naval University are accompanying the Navy's 24th fleet.

On Monday, the Iranian Navy's 24th flotilla of warships docked in China's Southern port city of Zhangjigang on Monday as part of its mission to convey Iran's message of peace and friendship to the East Asian states.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh announced that the Navy's 24th fleet of warship, comprised of Khark chopper carrier and Sabalan destroyer, docked in Zhangjigang after a 13,000-kilometer voyage in 40 days.

The commander said that during its voyage the Iranian warships traced and detected 1,180 trade and oil vessels and monitored the moves of over 120 military units with the help of their optical and electronic equipment.

He added that the visit was aimed at consolidating Iran's relations with China and conveying a message of peace and friendship to Beijing and other regional states.

Late in February, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that Iranian warships will dock in Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo on its way back home from a mission in Southeast Asia.

"The flotilla will dock in Sri Lanka's Colombo on his way back to the Gulf of Aden," Sayyari said at the time.


 

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