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Iranian, Russian Navy Commanders Discuss Caspian Sea Security.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian and Russian navy commanders in a meeting in Indonesia discussed ways to boost security in the Caspian Sea through cooperation among the littoral states.

During the meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday night, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and Russian naval delegation explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties as well as maintaining security of the Caspian Sea.

"We believe that the Caspian Sea is the sea of peace and friendship and in order to establish security in this sea, there is no need for foreign intervention," Rear Admiral Sayyari said during the meeting.

The top Iranian and Russian naval officials also stressed the importance of developing mutual cooperation, particularly in naval, training and technical fields.

During his stay in Indonesia, Sayyari participated in the symposium and held talks with commanders and high-ranking naval delegations from Indonesia, Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Thailand.

In recent years, Iran's Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran's Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.

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