By Sam LaGrone
US NAVAL INSTITUTE - October 27, 2014
On Oct. 23, Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari met PLAN Adm. Wu
Shengli in Beijing, “to further pragmatic cooperation and strengthen
military-to-military ties,” Sayyari said, according to Iranian state controlled PressTV.
Sayyari also met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan to discuss enhanced naval cooperation.
“Chang said the two armed forces have seen good cooperation on mutual
visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years. Exchanges
between the two navies have been fruitful and their warships have paid
successful visits to each other,” according to a release from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense.
Press reports from China and Iran spoke of increased technological
cooperation between the two countries but did not go into specifics.