Iran's Navy Commander arrived in Paris late on Sunday, at the invitation of his French counterpart, to attend the seventh summit of the naval commanders of the Indian Ocean Region Littoral Nations.

Iran PressEurope: Admiral "Shahram Irani," Commander of Iran's Navy, said about the objectives of this trip: The focus of the IONS summit is on the security of the Indian Ocean, which the countries bordering the ocean are working on in various dimensions, especially in the fight against piracy, maritime safety, and assistance to vessels in distress.

The Iranian Admiral added: What we will pursue on the sidelines of the IONS summit will be holding bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral meetings with the highest priority of improving maritime relations.

Commander of Iran's Navy also said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has shown to the world that it can establish good security in the North Indian Ocean in the last decade.



The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a series of biennial meetings between the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. It provides a forum to increase maritime security cooperation, discuss regional naval issues, and promote friendly relationships among the member states.

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium consists of 23 permanent members and nine observer members. Iran's Navy has been the Chairman of IONS for three years since 2018 and is a permanent member.


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Navy Commander in Paris to attend Indian Ocean Naval Symposium