Iran, Qatar Agree to Increase Sea Patrols in Persian Gulf

Iran, Qatar Agree to Increase Sea Patrols in Persian Gulf

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The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Tehran

Senior military officials of Iran and Qatar in a meeting in Doha agreed to increase border cooperation and sea patrols in the Persian Gulf.

The agreement was signed by Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee and his Qatari counterpart Brigadier (Navy) Ali Ahmed al-Badeed at the end of their 4th round of border talks on Wednesday afternoon to continue mutual cooperation in the Persian Gulf.

According to the agreement, the border guards of both countries will exchange information and conduct sea patrols.

They also agree to quickly examine and solve the problems of Iranian and Qatari fishermen and sailors who enter the territorial waters of other side unknowingly.

After the meeting, General Rezayee said that Iran has 268 kilometers of maritime border with Qatar which has been safe thanks to the efforts of both sides in recent years.

He said the Persian Gulf belongs to all littoral states and its durable security is very important to both Iran and Qatar.

General Rezayee, heading a delegation, arrived in Doha Monday to participate in the 4th round of border talks between the two countries.

In a relevant development in March, an Iranian Armed Forces delegation visited the Qatari capital of Doha to attend the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC).

The Iranian Defense delegation, headed by Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, arrived in Doha to take part in Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC).

The Iranian delegation also visited the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) where 180 participants from 30 world countries were present.

Source:IRNA

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