Naval Chief reaches Iran to attend 6th naval symposium


ISLAMABAD: Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi reached Iran to attend the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Tehran on Monday.

The INOS is a series of biennial meetings among member countries to discuss matters pertaining to maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

IONS 2018 consists of 23 permanent members and 9 observers. Naval Chief will also hold meetings with Iranian high officials and services chiefs.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of Symposium, the Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi described the maritime security as a global issue which will guarantee nations’ maritime interests.