Deputy Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces for International Affairs Brigadier General Qadir Nezami in a meeting with Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman Rear Admiral Abdullah al-Raisi (photo) in Tehran on Tuesday stressed the necessity for holding more joint military wargames by the two countries, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Iran and Oman hold very important joint drills each year and we hope that these exercises continue and increase and we can even stage them in joint cooperation with other friendly and neighboring states,” General Nezami said during the meeting on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) conference.
He expressed concern about insecurities and chaos in the region, emphasizing the need for further cooperation between the countries in different fields.
Rear Admiral al-Raisi, for his part, underscored that Oman’s Sultan Qaboos is deeply willing to further expand ties with Iran, and added, “We are pleased that at present relations between the countries are in a very good situation.”
In relevant remarks in October, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan called for holding more joint wargames with Oman’s military forces.
“We are interested in the further deepening and expansion of relations, especially in the military field, given the two countries’ commonalities,” General Pourdastan said in a meeting with Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani in Tehran.
“We hope to design mechanisms so that interactions and cooperation in different fields, including the exchange of students at different levels and staging joint ground, air and naval drills, will increase,” he added.
General Pourdastan underlined that the regional states are able to resolve their problems and establish security in the region without taking any help from foreigners.