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Defense Minister meets Iranian Navy Commander

Updated: Oct 23,2014 2:52 PM     Xinhua

Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Oct 23 met with visiting Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on naval cooperation.

Chang said the two armed forces have seen good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years. Exchanges between the two navies have been fruitful and their warships have paid successful visits to each other.

Chang, also a state councilor, stressed China is willing to work with Iran to further pragmatic cooperation and strengthen military-to-military ties.

Praising the achievements of the Chinese Navy, Sayyari said Iran attaches great importance to its relationship with China and is ready to enhance bilateral exchanges to push forward cooperation between the two armed forces, especially in naval cooperation.