In a meeting in Muscat (Oman) Wednesday, Senior Iranian and Omani Commanders underlined the need for the expansion of mutual military cooperation between the two countries.
During the meeting, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Operational Affairs Brigadier General Mostafa Salami and Chief of Staff of Oman's Armed Forces Major General Ahmed bin Harith Al Nabhani discussed the bilateral military ties, specially the Fourth joint Iran-Oman military drills conducted in the Sea of Oman a few days ago.
The two sides pointed to the important status of Iran and Oman in the region and their significant roles in maintaining security of the vessels and oil tankers passing through the Sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz.
Brigadier General Salami heading a high-ranking military delegation was in Muscat to attend the 11th Meeting of Iran-Oman Military Friendship Committee.
The Iranian and Omani Naval Forces ended their fourth joint exercises in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf on Tuesday morning.
Iran and Oman exercised their latest technical and logistic capabilities in the two-day relief and rescue drills.
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh said the Iranian flotilla which took part in the drills comprised of Alvand destroyer, Shamshir missile-launcher warship, Bushehr logistic vessel, AB212 helicopter carriers and Safir-3 tugboats.