News ID: 317217
Published: 0757 GMT October 18, 2021

Iran-Russia Joint Military Commission to meet in three months: Iran’s top general

Iran-Russia Joint Military Commission to meet in three months: Iran’s top general

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said Iran-Russia Joint Military Commission will convene three months from now.

He made the announcement while speaking to reporters after a meeting with his Russian counterpart General Valery Gerasimov in Moscow on Monday.

Iran’s top general who arrived in the Russian capital on Sunday, said that the military commission will discuss Tehran-Moscow cooperation in the fields of defense, security, and academic activities, IRNA reported.

He added that in his meeting with General Gerasimov, the two sides exchanged views on the cooperation between the Iranian and Russian armed forces for defense and security affairs as well as signing an agreement to this end.

“We have extensive plans with Russia which will be implemented next year,” General Baqeri said.

He added, he also discussed with his Russian counterpart issues that will be raised after Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Israel’s terrorist acts in Syria, and the situation in the Caucasus region which is highly important for Iran.

Iran became a full member of the SCO on September 17, after waiting for years as an observer to join the rapidly expanding Eurasian political, economic and security alliance, led by Russia and China.

General Baqeri also said that the Russian side briefed him on the ceasefire in Karabakh.

The two also exchanged views on the issue of Afghanistan with General Baqeri emphasizing on the necessity of formation of an inclusive government in that country.

He stressed that certain measures are needed to be taken to prevent spreading the security threats from Afghanistan and the threats posed by the Daesh terrorist group.

General Baqeri’s visit to Moscow comes after a visit to Pakistan for talks on various issues, including military cooperation between the two neighboring countries.



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