Iran, Indonesia navy commanders unanimous over boosting cooperation
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari called for promoting educational, technical and operational collaboration between the Iranian and Indonesian forces in the western and southeastern areas of Asia.
In a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Ade Subpandi, he also urged cooperation in the fields of education, conducting joint maneuvers, technical cooperation and repairing helicopters, drones and vessels and promoting relations in line with terrorism and piracy.
Sayyari thanked Indonesian navy commander for inviting Iranian delegation to attend the Third Specialized Symposium on sea security in Bali, hoping that holding such meetings will help promote further coordination and cooperation between all countries, especially regional states.
Noting that Indonesia is a country with the most coastal borders is surely seeking sea power, Iranian commander called for enhancing ties between the two countries' navies.
The two countries can help promote cooperation through exchanging forces in their war games, he said.
Syyari also called for joint maneuvers in the intended regions and underlined the significance of visits of the two countries' naval forces from each other's ports.
He also invited Indonesian navy commander to take part in the Sixth Indian Ocean Naval Security Summit (IONS) slated for 2018 in Iran.
Rotator chairman of the event which is held biannually is Iran.
Supandi, for his part, said that Iranian navy commander's visit to attend the sea security symposium is indicative of Iran's interest to help cooperation with the Indonesian naval forces.
He also hoped that the specialized event will serve as a basis for boosting collaboration not only between the Iranian and Indonesian navies but also with the other participating countries.
Hailing Iran's achievements in technology and modern sciences over the past years and can serve as one of the main bases for mutual collaboration.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency