Habibollah Sayyari, Iranian Navy Commander who is in Kazakhstan, met Kazakh Deputy Minister of Defense General Mokhtarev to discuss the capacities of Iran and Kazakhstan in expanding and developing defensive cooperation.
The Kazakh defense minister pointing to Iran-Kazakhstan close and developing relations, underlined the importance of multidimensional cooperation between the two neighbor countries in order to fight terrorism and extremism and to peacefully resolve regional concerns.
The Iranian official, for his part, pointed tothe role of Iran and Kazakhstan in preserving the peace and security in the Middle East and described the Caspian Sea as a body of peace and friendship which holds the surrounding countries together.
He also assessed the relations between Caspian Sea littoral countries as prominent in preserving the security and preventing the foreign intervention, stating that Iran is ready to cooperate fully in fields of training, technical issues, and exchanging experiences.
Sayyari has been holding negotiations with his Kazakh counterpart, Gen. Zhanzakev, and is scheduled to speak at National University of Kazakhstan, visit ship building industries, and the Kazakh navy bases in Caspian Sea.