Oct 15, 2021, 6:46 PM
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Iran-Pakistan agree to cooperate on shipbuilding, submarine maintenance

Karachi, IRNA - During Pakistan's visit of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, both countries have agreed to cooperate in the field of shipbuilding and maintenance of submarines.

Major General Mohammad Bagheri heading a high-ranking military delegation on Friday visited shipyards in Karachi, and inspected the building process of warships, boats and submarines.

It was agreed that the two neighboring countries would work closely together on the construction, maintenance of ships and submarines.

During a meeting and consultations between the Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces and naval officials based in Karachi, the two sides stressed that security in the region can only be ensured by neighbors.

General Sardar Bagheri met with the Commander of the Southern Fleet and the Commander of the Pakistani Navy in Karachi and emphasized the importance of maritime security at the common maritime borders, conducting joint exercises and reciprocal visits to each other's ports.

Iran-Pakistan agree to cooperate on shipbuilding, submarine maintenance

The two sides also agreed on providing mutual training in various fields, transfer of maritime experiences, as well as the removal of barriers to fight against drugs and maritime terrorism.

They agreed that the two countries' relations in the field of student exchange and educational issues would be expanded, and in this regards, Pakistan would be asked to cooperate with the Iranian Maritime Security Center in Chabahar, which will be officially opened soon.

It is worth mentioning that the Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces arrived in Islamabad last Tuesday and met with Pakistan's political-military leaders in recent days.

Yesterday (Thursday), before leaving Islamabad, he met with the Commander of the Pakistan Navy and then, along with members of the delegation visited Pakistan Army Heavy Weapons Production Complex and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).

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