Heading a high-ranking delegation, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari arrived in Astana on Sunday evening.
He made the trip at the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart, General Zhandarbek Zhanzakov.
In addition to meetings with Zhanzakov, the Navy commander is also going to hold talks with Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov while in Kazakhstan.
Rear Admiral Sayyari is also slated to give a speech to Kazakhstan’s National Defense University, visit shipbuilding plants in the city of Uralsk, and also to travel 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.