Mar 12, 2024, 1:14 PM
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Russian, Chinese warships arrive in Iran's territorial waters for joint drills

Tehran, IRNA – Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in Iran's territorial waters to participate in joint naval drills dubbed "Maritime Security Belt 2024".

A Tuesday statement from the media headquarters of the joint drills said that Russia’s Varyag missile cruiser and the Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate will participate in the joint drills along with two warships and a logistics ship of the Chines navy and 10 warships from Iran.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that the Varyag missile cruiser of the Russian Pacific Fleet had arrived inthe Iranian port of Chabahar to participate in the joint drills.

The main phase of the 2024 Marine Security Belt combined naval exercise will begin on Tuesday (March 12, 2024) in the Indian Ocean.

The drill's purpose is to consolidate security and its foundations in the region and to expand multilateral cooperation among the participating countries to show their ability to jointly support world peace, maritime security, and to create a maritime group in the future.

Other goals of holding the drills include strengthening the security of international maritime trade, combating piracy and maritime terrorism, helping humanitarian measures such as exchange of information for maritime rescue operations and to exchange operational and tactical experiences.


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