China-Iran joint naval drills kick off in Strait of Hormuz


Tehran (ISNA) - The joint drills of the Chinese and Iranian navies kicked off in Strait of Hormuz on Sunday.

China’s Navy fleet, which berthed in Iranian southern port of Bandar Abbas on Thursday, and Iran’s Navy fleet are conducting joint military drills in Strait of Hormuz.

During the drills, the two parties display their military capabilities and share their experience.

China’s Navy fleet is including Chang Chun destroyer, Chao Hu replenishment ship, Jingzhou guided missile frigate and a helicopter.

The Chinese fleet is visiting Iran to boost friendly relations between Tehran and Beijing and promote maritime collaboration.

Earlier this month, the Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that some 25 naval exercises had been planned to be held by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2018).

Sayyari said that the naval exercises will be held in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.

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