20 April 2019 - 11:38
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Iran Navy commander to attend China summit

Tehran, April 20, IRNA - Iran's Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Hossein Khanzadi left Iran for China on Saturday to attend a summit which is slated to be held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of China People's Liberation Army Navy.

Khanzadi referred to developing interactions and communication between Iran-China Navy forces as one of the most important aims of his visit, expressing hope for promoting Iran-China navy cooperation by introducing capacities in technical, educational and operational fields.

He reiterated that the regional powers' maritime civilization are being developed meaning that all should respect the sea resources and interests of the countries in the region.

He expressed objection to presence of trans-regional maritime forces in the Indian Ocean, saying the regional countries are able to safeguard this area.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khanzadi pointed to Iranian navy forces' expert comments on how to achieve collective security in various areas of the world namely in the Indian Ocean as one the most important topic supposed to be raised in the event.

The People's Liberation Army Navy, also known as the PLA Navy, is the naval warfare branch of the People's Liberation Army, which is the armed wing of the Communist Party of China and, by default, the national armed forces of the People's Republic of China.

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