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Kazakh Navy chief due in Tehran for military ties


Commander-in-Chief of the Kazakh Navy is scheduled to arrive in Tehran to discuss the grounds for further expansion of military ties between Astana and Tehran with senior Iranian military figures.

Rear Admiral Zhandarbek Zhanzakov, heading a high-ranking delegation, will arrive in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

During his stay in Iran, the Kazakh commander will visit the Islamic Republic’s naval facilities and achievements.

A military and defense agreement between Iranian and Kazakh naval forces is also set to be signed.

On August 13, senior military officials from Iran and Kazakhstan in a meeting in Astana explored avenues for developing and consolidating bilateral military ties and cooperation.

During the meeting, Iran’s Military Attache in Astana Hamzeh Rouhi Kabarg and Commander of Kazakhstan’s Army Ground Force Murat Maikeyev underlined the need for further expansion of mutual military cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan.

The two sides also discussed broadening of mutual cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries’ armies.

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