Thursday, 23 April 2015

Iran, Indonesia Stress Expansion of Defence Cooperation

TEHRAN - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu in a meeting in Moscow on Thursday underlined the need for broadening mutual cooperation in a bid to boost the Muslim world's power.

During the meeting in the Russian capital today, Brigadier General Dehqan and Ryacudu explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating ties, specially in defense and military areas.

Brigadier General Dehqan is in Moscow to attend the 2015 International Security Conference in Moscow.

The Iranian and Indonesian defense ministers also underlined the need for strengthening the Muslim World as well as spreading peace, stability and security in the region and the world.

In March, Commanders of the Iranian Navy's 33rd flotilla of warships and West Indonesian Navy Fleet in a meeting in Northern Jakarta on Monday discussed bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.

During the meeting in the Indonesian capital, the Iranian and Indonesian navy commanders underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties.

Commander of the Iranian Navy's Flotilla Commodore Mohammad Reza Kermanshahi thanked the Indonesian navy commanders for their hospitality during their stay in there, and called for the expansion of mutual cooperation between the two navies.

He, meantime, pointed to the high capabilities of the Iranian Navy, and said, "In addition to human resources we are self-sufficient in repairing, maintaining, designing and manufacturing military hardware, including heavy warships and even submarines without any reliance on foreign countries." (Fars News Agency)

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