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News number: 8804280902

16:05 | 2009-07-19

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Iran, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Russia are scheduled to hold a joint maritime exercise in the Caspian Sea on July 28-29, an Iranian official said on Sunday.



Managing Director of Iran's Ports and Shipping Organization Taheri Motlaq said that the maneuver, due to be held in the northern Iranian port city of Bandar-e-Anzali, is aimed at enhancing the safety of transportation in the Caspian Sea.

Taheri Motlaq was quoted by the Islamic republic news agency as saying that the exercise will be held within the framework of international conventions such as those on the prevention of sea pollution.

According to the official, the exercise will be dubbed as "Regional Interaction, Key to Safe and Clean Caspian Sea".

"Over 30 modern vessels and two helicopters will take part in the exercise," he added.