Army Games Help Promote Ties With Moscow

Army Games Help Promote Ties With MoscowArmy Games Help Promote Ties With Moscow

An Iranian Army commander said the ongoing International Army Games 2016 in Russia will help promote Tehran-Moscow ties.

“We expect this competition to strengthen relations between Russia and Iran, and the exchange of experience will continue,” Brigadier General Nozar Nemati also told reporters on Monday.

He described the overall level of the military games as “professional”.

The International Army Games kicked off in Russia on July 30 with over 3,000 military personnel from 20 countries participating in the Olympic-style military drills, Sputnik reported.

The annual event began with a tank biathlon competition and will continue until August 13.

Unlike previous years, this year’s competition is taking place in two countries, namely Russia and Kazakhstan, and includes 23 events in field, air and marine training.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the competition features 121 teams from Russia and 19 other countries representing Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

In addition, 11 other countries have sent their representatives as observers to the competitions, which test the combat readiness of tanks, fighter jets, snipers and other disciplines.