Iran, Azerbaijan to expand peaceful military cooperation in Caspian Sea

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Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and Azerbaijani Navy Commander Admiral Zaur Gumbetov voiced their respective countries’ willingness to maintain the peaceful nature of the Caspian Sea, and vowed to further increase military cooperation for this cause, Defence.az reports citing Fars news agency.


During the meeting with Admiral Gumbetov on Thursday, Rear Admiral Khanzadi said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to develop and boost its ties with Republic of Azerbaijan in relevant fields.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan have historical, cultural and lingual commonalities in a way that nations and governments of the two countries have established amicable relations with each other for many years, he said, adding, “moreover, the two countries share two land and sea borders.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khanzadi pointed to the strengthened and amicable relations between the two countries especially after the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution and added, “Iran has gained salient achievements and progresses in various sectors after the Islamic Revolution in the fields of technology, science, defense, etc."

For his part, Gumbetov pointed to the friendly and amicable ties between naval forces of the two countries of Iran and Azerbaijan and added, “cooperation of neighboring countries will prevent piracy. We are duty bound to maintain security of the Caspian Sea.”

He went on to say that Azerbaijan Navy Force has expressed its readiness to participate in Depth Diving Competitions hosted by Iranian Army’s Navy.

On Tuesday, Gumbetov underscored his country's willingness to develop relations and cooperation with Iran in training and operational fields.

"God willing, we hope to have further and more effective contacts with the Iranian Navy at the operational and training levels in the future," Gumbetov said in a meeting with Commander of the Iranian Navy's First Zone Rear Admiral Mohammadi in Bandar Abbas.

He underlined constructive and highly good interactions with the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea, and said if there were a waterway to link Azerbaijan to the Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, it would certainly send several warships to visit the region.

Rear Admiral Mohammadi, for his part, said that the cruel sanctions against Iran's military sector have helped the country attain self-sufficiency in building different destroyers, missile-launching warships and Qadir-class and Fateh-class submarines.

In relevant remarks in July, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov described his country’s military cooperation with Iran as successful, and said Baku is willing to have broader cooperation with Tehran.



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Iran, Azerbaijan to expand peaceful military cooperation in Caspian Sea

2019/10/13971223000200_Test_PhotoI-1570195815.jpg
Read: 1100     17:31     04 October 2019    

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and Azerbaijani Navy Commander Admiral Zaur Gumbetov voiced their respective countries’ willingness to maintain the peaceful nature of the Caspian Sea, and vowed to further increase military cooperation for this cause, Defence.az reports citing Fars news agency.


During the meeting with Admiral Gumbetov on Thursday, Rear Admiral Khanzadi said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to develop and boost its ties with Republic of Azerbaijan in relevant fields.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan have historical, cultural and lingual commonalities in a way that nations and governments of the two countries have established amicable relations with each other for many years, he said, adding, “moreover, the two countries share two land and sea borders.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khanzadi pointed to the strengthened and amicable relations between the two countries especially after the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution and added, “Iran has gained salient achievements and progresses in various sectors after the Islamic Revolution in the fields of technology, science, defense, etc."

For his part, Gumbetov pointed to the friendly and amicable ties between naval forces of the two countries of Iran and Azerbaijan and added, “cooperation of neighboring countries will prevent piracy. We are duty bound to maintain security of the Caspian Sea.”

He went on to say that Azerbaijan Navy Force has expressed its readiness to participate in Depth Diving Competitions hosted by Iranian Army’s Navy.

On Tuesday, Gumbetov underscored his country's willingness to develop relations and cooperation with Iran in training and operational fields.

"God willing, we hope to have further and more effective contacts with the Iranian Navy at the operational and training levels in the future," Gumbetov said in a meeting with Commander of the Iranian Navy's First Zone Rear Admiral Mohammadi in Bandar Abbas.

He underlined constructive and highly good interactions with the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea, and said if there were a waterway to link Azerbaijan to the Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, it would certainly send several warships to visit the region.

Rear Admiral Mohammadi, for his part, said that the cruel sanctions against Iran's military sector have helped the country attain self-sufficiency in building different destroyers, missile-launching warships and Qadir-class and Fateh-class submarines.

In relevant remarks in July, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov described his country’s military cooperation with Iran as successful, and said Baku is willing to have broader cooperation with Tehran.



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