Tehran, May 10 (ONA) — The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and a

number of vessels of the naval fleet of the Islamic Republic of Iran

carried out the joint naval exercise “Search and Rescue” in the

territorial waters of Iran. The drill was conducted within the framework

of the RNO’s training plans with sisterly and friendly countries, which

aims at exchanging experiences and maintaining high efficiency in

various military fields.

The annual exercise comes on the sidelines of the meetings of

the joint Omani-Iranian Military Friendship Committee, which were held

in the Iranian capital, Tehran during 4 to 10 May. The two sides

discussed a range of topics on the agenda of the meeting that would

contribute in upgrading the level of relations and strengthening ties of

the existing cooperation between the two friendly countries.

The exercise was attended by Brigadier Hamad bin Rashid al-

Balushi, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning, Head of

the Omani side in the Omani-Iranian Military Friendship Committee and

Head of the Iranian side in the Omani-Iranian Military Friendship

Committee and members of the Committee.

Source: Oman News Agency