Iran navy cmdr. departs for Russia to attend naval parade

TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (MNA) – Iran Army's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi left Tehran for St. Petersburg to attend a naval parade on the occasion of Russian Navy Day.

Heading a delegation, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi traveled to Russia's St. Petersburg on Saturday morning to take part in the naval parade on the occasion of Russian Navy Day at the official invitation of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

 Iranian naval fleet, comprising Sahand destroyer and Makran support ship arrived in St. Petersburg this morning to participate in the parade.

The naval parade in honour of the 325th anniversary of the Russian fleet will be held on the Neva River in St. Petersburg on Sunday. According to the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the passage of 54 vessels is planned, including frigates from Iran, India, and Pakistan.

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