Karachi [Pakistan]: Two Iranian navy ships, Naghdi and Tonb, arrived in Pakistan on Saturday on a goodwill and training visit.
The visit is aimed at strengthening mutual collaboration and enhancing interoperability between the two navies through tabletop discussions and exercise at sea, reports the Dawn.
At the end of the visit, ‘passage exercise’ will be conducted at sea to enhance interoperability between the two sides.
The ships were received by Pakistan Navy officials and Iranian diplomats.
After the creation of Pakistan 1947, Iran was the first country to internationally recognise its sovereign status. Currently, both countries are economic partners.
Since 2000, relations between the two states have been relatively normalised, and economical and military collaboration has strengthened the relationship. Both countries are founding members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Iran has also expressed an interest joining the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (ANI)