TEHRAN (defapress) – A number of European navy commanders met and talked with Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari at Venice Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS) for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries.
News ID: 66522
Publish Date: 18October 2017 - 13:50
Sayyari, who is in Italy to attend a naval conference and to
provide the European country with Iran’s experience in ensuring security in
high-risk maritime zones, like the Gulf of Aden, saw willingness of various
countries’ navy commanders to gain Iran’s know-how and experience in
establishment of security and thwarting pirates in international waters.
Navy commanders from Europe and other parts of the world met
and talked with Rear Admiral Sayyari at a dinner banquet held on Thursday
evening on the sidelines of Venice RSS 2017.
Top-ranking navy officials from Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal,
South Africa, Croatia, Algeria, Argentina, Russia and Italy all held short
talks with Sayyari and voiced resolve to bolster bilateral relations with the
Iranian Navy in various naval arenas.
All parties stressed the need to share views and experiences
in a bid to develop collaborations and implement reached Memoranda of
The South African side voiced satisfaction towards
successful holding of a primary workshop for the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium
(IONS) in Johannesburg, voiced his country’s readiness to make an active
presence in the sixth edition of the Symposium to be held soon in Tehran.
Navy commander of Argentina, for his part, noted that,
despite the long distance between the two countries, numerous venues existed
for cooperation between Tehran and Buenos Aires.
Sayyari, for his part, welcomed all proposed initiatives for
expansion of relations between Iran’s Navy and naval forces of other countries.
The 4-day symposium, scheduled for October 17-19, is hosting
naval commanders from 50 countries to discuss countering illegal activities,
technical innovation, and enhancing cooperation in the maritime security
The purpose of the Regional Seapower Symposium for the
Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries is to create a forum where the leaders of
the regional Navies can meet and discuss about their common challenges and
strengthen mutual cooperation.