Iran Navy Commander Visits Kazakhstan


Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari started an official visit to Kazakhstan for talks with the Central Asian country’s military officials.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Sayyari arrived in Astana on Sunday night at the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart, General Zhandarbek Zhanzakov.

In addition to meetings with Zhanzakov, the Iranian commander will also hold talks with Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov during his trip.

Rear Admiral Sayyari is also planned to give a speech to Kazakhstan’s National Defense University, visit shipbuilding plants in the city of Uralsk and pay a visit to the city of Aktau, a seaport on the Caspian Sea.

Back in October 2013, General Zhanzakov paid an official visit to Tehran to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defense cooperation.

He also visited the key naval academy of Iranian Army’s Navy, Imam Khomeini University for Naval Sciences in Northern city of Noshahr.