Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said after signing a cooperation agreement with his Iranian counterpart Dehghan that Moscow and Tehran created a theoretic base of partnership in the military sphere.Russia and Iran signed on Tuesday an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation.
“A great step in consolidating these relations [between Russia and Iran] was today’s signing of an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation. A theoretic base of cooperation in the military sphere has been created,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said after signing the agreement with Iranian Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Minister Hossein Dehghan in the country’s capital of Tehran.
Shoigu added that during negotiations, an agreement was reached on “bilateral cooperation in practical regards and to promote an increase in the military capabilities of the armed forces of our countries.”
Russia and Iran also agreed on intensifying port calls by both navies.
“We agreed to expand the practice of making port calls by Russian and Iranian warships,” Shoigu said.