China Navy commander:

Tehran, Beijing to boost political, military ties

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TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) – A Chinese Navy commander underlined expansion of political and military relations between PRC and Islamic Republic.

Rear Admiral Chin Hao made the remarks among the reporters after threes Chinese vessels docked at Bandar Abbas port on Thursday morning.

“The flotilla has made visits to .Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam and now we are in Iran,” Hao said, adding that the long distance between Iran and China does not affect bilateral political, military and economic ties and it would continue increasing.

“This is the second visit by a Chinese fleet to Bandar Abbas and we have scheduled to meet a number of Iranian commanders and officials during the 4-day visit,” he said.

Chinese Navy vessels including Chang Chun destroyer, Chao Hu replenishment, Jin Zhou frigate and a helicopter, berthed at Iranian southern port of Bandar Abbas on Thursday in a bid to strengthen friendly ties between Tehran and Beijing and boost maritime cooperation.

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