Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran, will visit Russia on Monday. During this time he will also discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and international development.
According to the news agency Xinhua, Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will exchange views on the possibilities of further strengthening bilateral political dialogue and developing relations in trade, economic, cultural and other areas. <! –
Their dialogue within regional and international issues will focus on new developments in the Iranian nuclear program, Syrian agreement, development in the Gulf region, etc.
At the same time, Iran, Russia and China are also doing joint sea exercises in the Indian Ocean. This four-day joint maritime exercise was started in the Indian Ocean and Oman region on Friday. According to Tehran-based Press TV report, this exercise has been given the codename of 'Marine Safety Belt', which will end on 30 December.
Brigadier General Abolfjal Shakrachi, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces, said on Wednesday that the event is to promote the security of international trade in strategic areas. He said that sharing experience in maritime rescue operations is also to move towards maneuvers.
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian announced on Thursday that Beijing's Xining guided-missile destructive would participate in the drill. The news agency Tass was quoted by the Russian Ministry of Defense as saying that Moscow has sent Yaroslav Mudry Frigate, Alanya Tanker and Viktor Konutsky Tugboat to participate in joint exercises. The ministry also said that an agreement was reached in St. Petersburg this July to conduct exercises.