Iranian Navy visiting Astana tomorrow (Match 1)
Astana, Kazakhstan: Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari is visiting Astana tomorrow (Match 1) for having a top level meeting with Kazakh Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov.
According to official media of Kazakhstan, Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov and Iranian Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari will hold a meeting with their top ranking officials on Sunday.
Iranian Navel Commander is visiting Astana on the invitation of Kazakh counterpart Rear Admiral Zhandarbek Zhanzakov, said state media.
It may be mentioned that the Kazakh Navy commander paid an official visit to Iran in October 2013 at the invitation of Rear Admiral Sayyari and Rear Admiral Zhanzakov held talks with the Iranian navy commander at the venue of the Navy Headquarters at the time. The Kazakh military delegation also paid separate official visits to the Army’s 4th Naval Zone in Anzali port in the Caspian Sea and the Late Imam Khomeini Naval Science Academy during their stay in Iran.
Political observers in Central Asia believe Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia have similar interests Caspian states over the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the Caspian Sea, ruling out any future possible deployment of NATO forces in the basin.
Tehran has been after the expansion of cooperation and interactions with Kazakhstan and this visit of Iranian Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari is very significant in the backdrop of changing scenario in Russia.