TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Italian naval warship berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday as part of political and naval cooperation between Tehran and Rome.
During their stay in Iran, Italian servicemen on board the warship, named Euro, will hold meetings with Iranian Navy officials, visit a number of Iranian islands, and learn about the Iranian Navy’s military achievements and capabilities.
The Italian and Iranian forces are also going to carry out joint naval exercises.
Following a welcome ceremony at the coastal city, top Iranian Navy commanders and the visiting warship’s captain as well as Italy’s ambassador to Tehran and the European country’s military attaché in Iran held a meeting.
Earlier in September, a 5-strong military delegation from the Italian Army, led by Rear Admiral Roberto Chia Marcella, travelled to Iran and visited different units of the Iranian Armed Forces.
The ranking Italian official invited the Iranian Navy to send fleets to Italy as well.
Every year, Iran holds a number of joint military war games with other countries and senior Iranian military officials also make reciprocal visits to other nations.