China, Iran and Russia hold joint maritime exercise in Gulf of Oman

China Military Online
Lin Congyi
2023-03-15 17:37:16

BEIJING, Mar. 15 -- Following the consensus reached by the militaries of China, Iran and Russia, the navies of the three countries will hold the Security Belt-2023 joint maritime exercise in the Gulf of Oman from March 15 to 19, according to a news release from China's Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday.

The Security Belt-2023 exercise is developed from the two joint maritime exercises held by the three countries in 2019 and 2022.

The Chinese military dispatches the guided-missile destroyer Nanning to participate in the exercise on such subjects as aerial search, maritime rescue, ship parade and others.

The Security Belt-2023 exercise will facilitate the deepening of the practical cooperation among the navies of the participating countries, further demonstrate their willingness and ability to jointly protect maritime security, actively build a maritime community with a shared future, and inject a positive momentum to the regional peace and stability.

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