Oct 18, 2021, 10:26 PM
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General Baqeri: Iran-Russia Joint Military Commission to convene in 3 months

Moscow, IRNA – Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri announced here on Monday that Iran-Russia Joint Military Commission will convene 3 months from now.

Major General Baqeri made the remarks in a joint press conference after meeting with his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov.

"In the meeting of the Iran-Russia Joint Commission, mutual cooperation in defensive, security, and academic fields will be in the agenda and reviewed," he reiterated.

He said that in his today’s meeting with General Gerasimov, cooperation between the armed forces of Iran and Russia, and a contract on cooperation in this field were discussed.

 “In this meeting we surveyed the grounds of bilateral cooperation in defense and security fields,” said the Iranian high brass commander.

He said that the Iranian armed forces have broad programs to implement with the Russian side during the upcoming year.

Major General Baqeri, meanwhile, said that his talks with his Russian counterpart were on various issues, including Iran’s membership at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Israel’s terrorist acts in Syria, the Caucasus region and Karabakh ceasefire, and Afghanistan and the need for establishment of an all-encompassing government there.

"The security threats posed from Afghanistan and the ISIS threats, too, need to be harnessed before pouring out of that country," said Major General Baqeri.

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