Joint Naval Drill With Pakistan Planned

Joint Naval Drill With Pakistan PlannedJoint Naval Drill With Pakistan Planned

Iranian Navy plans to hold joint naval exercises with Pakistan, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Saturday.

Speaking to Al-Alam’s “From Tehran” television program, Sayyari said Iran is now hosting a group of Pakistani warships in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

“We will host the fleet for three or four days and on the final day we will stage daylong drills with the Pakistani warships in the region,” he said.

The commander noted that Iranian warships plan to dock at regional countries’ ports, adding that the details of the visits will be announced later.

The admiral said the Iranian fleets sailing in northern and southern waters of the country are considered “peace and friendship” flotillas.

Two warships of the Pakistani Navy docked in Bandar Abbas on Saturday.

The two warships will stay there for four days. Servicemen on board the Pakistani vessels are going to visit the Iranian Navy’s training centers and equipment in the southern port.

Pakistan’s Embassy in Tehran had earlier said the visit indicated close and brotherly ties between the two Muslim nations, conveyed the message of regional peace and solidarity, and was meant to promote bilateral cooperation.