Russia invites Iran to take part in 2019 Army Games

Russia invites Iran to take part in  2019 Army Games

Russia thanked Iran for active participation in the 2018 International Army Games and invited Iranian service members to take part in the 2019 Games, Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian delegation led by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff Igor Osipov arrived in Iran on December 24 to attend the second meeting of the Russian-Iranian working group implementing the intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation.

"The talks touched upon a wide range of aspects of Russia’s military cooperation with Iran, including interaction between different forces. Particular attention was drawn to navy cooperation," TASS cited the defense ministry’s statement as saying.

"During the visit, Vice Admiral Igor Osipov held a several meetings with the military leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran, exchanging views on regional and global security, the current situation and prospects for bilateral cooperation in the military sector," the statement says.

The ministry added that the meetings were held in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and confirmed mutual determination for further development of Russian-Iranian military cooperation.