35 Navy Commanders to Attend IONS

 35 Navy Commanders to Attend IONS  35 Navy Commanders to Attend IONS

Navy commanders of 35 countries are to attend the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS 2018) in Tehran from April 22-25.

IONS 2018 consists of 23 permanent members and 9 observers, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told a press briefing on Saturday, IRNA reported.

Iran’s Navy is a permanent member of the IONS.

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium is the biggest military summit in Iran’s history. It is a series of biennial meetings among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean. 

It provides a forum to increase maritime security cooperation, discuss regional maritime issues and promote friendly relations among member nations.

IONS is a security structure for the Indian Ocean region which is similar to the Western Pacific Naval Symposium. It is a voluntary initiative among the navies and maritime security agencies of the member nations. 

In addition to the symposium,  workshops and lectures will also be held.


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