Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
While heading a high-ranking military delegation, the commander of Iran's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari arrived in China Oct. 19 for an official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart.
Seeking grounds for boosting mutual cooperation between the two sides' armed forces, as well as naval cooperation will be touched during the visit, Sayyari said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.
The commander said that providing Iran's navy with some technical requirements by Chinese side will be also discussed during the visit.
An Iranian delegation is expected to visit China's naval training centers, Sayyari added.
Earlier in May Iran's defense minister, Hossein Dehghan visited China and discussed military cooperation issues with Chinese officials.
The two sides stressed expansion of mutual military and security cooperation between the two countries.
During a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan Dehghan underlined that the two countries can expand their military cooperation to eliminate "common concerns on extremism, terrorism, drug trafficking and piracy."
China is believed to have helped Iran in various military fields including training of high-level officials on advanced systems, providing technical support, supplying steel for missile construction, providing control technology for missile development, building a missile factory and a test range.