Pakistan calls for widening naval cooperation with Iran
Bandar Abbas, Pakistan's Peace and Friendship fleet commander pointed to a close relationship between his country and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said his country would be along with the Iranian brothers in securing the Indian Ocean.
Speaking at a meeting with members of the navy with the governor of Hormozgan on Sunday evening, Admiral Mohammad Salem stated, 'In this regard, the Pakistani Navy provided an idea for the security of the Indian Ocean.'
'We hope the naval forces of Iran will cooperate with the navy of Pakistan to implement the plan,' he said.
Admiral Salem said that the people of Pakistan consider Iran their second homeland and they respect Iran a lot.
Pakistani Peace and Friendship fleet comprising Kheyber flagship destroyer, Coast Guard Job, Logistic ship of Madadgar and Rahnavard training ship docked in the 1st zone of Naval Force of the Iranian Army on Sunday.
Addressing the welcoming ceremony of Pakistani Peace and Friendship, Commander of the 1st zone of Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army Rear Admiral Mojtaba Mohammadi said, 'The purpose of this fleet presence in Iran is to develop military relations and strengthen good cooperation between two neighbors, friends, brothers and Muslims countries of Iran and Pakistan.'
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA