Russian navy fleet to dock at Iran’s Anzali port: Commander

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Russian navy fleet will berth at the northern Iranian city of Anzali soon as part of its journey to participate in ADEX-2016 international naval exhibition, a Russian commander said.

“In the second half of the year, naval squadrons will visit the Iranian port of Bandar Anzali, Kazakhstan’s port of Aktau, as well as Azerbaijan’s port of Baku to participate in ADEX-2016 (Azerbaijan International Defense Industry Exhibition) international naval exhibition,” Russian Rear Admiral Igor Osipov said as quoted by Sputnik on Saturday.

Osipov added that the flotilla will also take part in joint Kazakh-Russian naval drills and the Caucasus-2016 strategic command-and-staff exercise.

This will be the fourth trip of a Russian fleet to Anzali, with the first three being made in 2007, 2014 and 2015.

Back on August 9, 2015, two Russian warships, Volgodonsk and Mahachkala, arrived in Anzali for a three-day stay with around 130 personnel on board in a bid to boost friendly maritime ties between the two countries.

By Tasnim News Agency