On July 29, Iran and Russia will hold the first joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, under the motto "Clean and Safe Caspian - Regional Cooperation", Director of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran Ali Taheri Mutlag said, the official website of Iranian television Iribnews quoted.
"The one-day exercises will be held in the Iranian port of Anzali. The countries of the Caspian region and the International Maritime Organization will participate in the exercise as observers," said Taheri Mutlag.
He said the exercise aims fulfilling the International Convention for the search and rescue in the sea, struggling against the environmental and oil pollution in the sea.
The exercise by Iran will be attended by 30 ships and two observation aircraft. Russia will use the advanced technology to clean the sea from the oil pollution.