25 Jul 2024
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Iran Navy 86th flotilla docks at South Africa

Iran Navy 86th flotilla docks at South Africa
The Iranian Navys 86th flotilla of warships has docked at the Port of Cape Town in South Africa in line with the Islamic Republic's efforts to expand its naval presence in international waters.

The Iranian Navys flotilla, comprised of Dena and Makran warships, arrived at the port Friday morning and was welcomed by Iran's Ambassador to Pretoria Mehdi Aqa Jafari and local officials.

Addressing the ceremony, Aqa Jafari said the flotilla's travel aims to convey the Iranian nation's message of peace and friendship to the peoples of South Africa and all the African countries.

He hailed the strong presence of the Islamic Republic's strategic naval fleet in the Atlantic Ocean and South Africa's hosting of it and said the flotilla's mission would certainly play an important role in promoting global peace and stability and security of maritime connecting routes.

The Iranian diplomat noted that the visit indicates the high level of relations between the two countries and will greatly help to further strengthen cooperation between both sides' navies.

Late in January, Second-in-Command of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani, said the countrys 86th flotilla of warships has raised the Iranian flag in the western waters of Latin America.

Kaviani added that the Iranian Navys flotillas also have a strong presence in the northern tip of the Indian Ocean.

The Iranian diplomat noted that the visit indicates the high level of relations between the two countries and will greatly help to further strengthen cooperation between both sides' navies.

Late in January, Second-in-Command of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani, said the countrys 86th flotilla of warships has raised the Iranian flag in the western waters of Latin America.

Kaviani added that the Iranian Navys flotillas also have a strong presence in the northern tip of the Indian Ocean.

By Press TV
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