Iran, China to Hold Joint Military Drills on Saturday
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:11
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Chinese warships are slated to hold a joint
military maneuver in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman on June 18.
"The Saturday's military exercise aims to exchange naval experiences between
the two countries," Commander of Iran's First Naval Zone Rear Admiral Amir
Hossein Azad said in a joint press conference with commander of Chinese
visiting’ fleet-150’ Rear Admiral Shen Hao in Bandar Abbas on Thursday
He noted that the military maneuver will be held in the East of the Hormuz
Strait and North of the Indian Ocean.
Admiral Azad said that in fighting against the ominous phenomenon of piracy,
defending trade fleets, and carrying out relief and rescue operations, the
two navies have collaboration and exchange useful information.
Rear Admiral Shen, for his part, said that holding the maneuver had already
been planned and the successful execution of the program will help develop
more friendship, promote interaction and strengthen confidence between the
two navies of Iran and China.
He called Iran and China two ancient and civilized countries of Asia with a
long history of friendship, adding that by exchanging high-ranking
delegations in recent years, cooperation between the two navies have entered
a new phase.
The Chinese flotilla, which docked in Bandar Abbas military wharf on
Thursday, includes a heavy and a light destroyer, a logistic vessel, and a