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Iran, Indonesia Discuss Naval Cooperation

Iran, Indonesia Discuss Naval CooperationIran, Indonesia Discuss Naval Cooperation

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and his Indonesian counterpart, Ade Supandi, exchanged views on a range of issues, including ways to boost cooperation between the two countries’ navies.

In their meeting in the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday, Sayyari called for closer cooperation between the two navies in various areas, including military training, joint wargames and the overhaul of vessels, helicopters and drones, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The commander thanked the Indonesian government for inviting the Iranian delegation to attend the Third International Maritime Security Symposium (IMSS 2017) in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Sayyari hoped that coordination and cooperation among all countries would develop by holding such symposiums and conferences.

Navy personnel from 43 countries have attended the two-day meeting in Nusa Dua to discuss ways of strengthening cooperation on maritime security.

Officially opened on Thursday, the IMSS 2017 aims to discuss global and regional maritime security issues.

Supandi said the symposium is important because many maritime security issues need to be discussed.

“They included the rise of a new maritime power balance, the discovery of new oilfields, transnational maritime crime, maritime environmental destruction, maritime terrorism and sea piracy,” he said.

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