The Islamic Republic of Iran's Naval Group of 4th District and the Northern Fleet arrived in Baku on Tuesday for the third consecutive year to participate in “2019- Sea Cup”.

Iran Press/Asia: Separ and Joshan missile-launching corvettes of Iranian navy force arrived on Baku to participate in “2019- Sea Cup”. In a ceremony, Javad Jahangirzadeh, Iran’s ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan and a group of staff and personnel of Iranian diplomatic mission in Baku, as well as the top officials from the Azeri Navy warmly welcomed the crews of the two ships, according to Iran Press report.

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Pointing out the tournament as important event for the security of the Caspian Sea and the significance of organising this international competition, the head of Iranian Navy delegation Hossein Hassani said that these competitions strengthen interactions between Naval Forces of the Caspian Sea littoral states.

Hassani also mentioned that the 2019- Sea Cup in Baku will be held in three different categories including sea survival, damage control, damage caused by inundation, shooting on aerial target, surface shooting and maritime skills.

2019 International Sea Cup will be held from August 5-15 in Azeri capital Baku with the participation of flotilla of four Caspian Sea littoral states including Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Republic of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has hosted the tournament in the past 3 years while the two previous ones were held in Russia.

Expressing his gratitude with the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Naval Group in Baku, deputy Commander of the Azerbaijani Navy Natiq Baqirov noted that the tournament of the Sea Cup will be held for the fifth consecutive year with the presence of the Caspian Sea littoral states and Azerbaijan Republic. 212/ 211

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