Tehran (Iran) – The Brazilian Defense, Naval, Army and Aeronautic Attaché in Iran participated in the inauguration of the facilities of the Center for International Maritime Security Coordination and Cooperation in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran on October 19.
Iran is a permanent member of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), a voluntary initiative aimed at increasing maritime cooperation among the navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region, strengthening maritime security in the area, and solving common problems. IONS is composed of 24 member countries and 8 observers.
The Commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, chaired the event, which was also attended by the Accredited Military Attachés in Iran, military personnel from IONS member nations, and guests. In his speech, he highlighted that Iran has intensified efforts in the fight against piracy, information sharing, and dealing with natural disasters.
During the event, those present visited the control center and verified the integration and communication with other countries that have similar cooperation centers. The Brazilian Military Attaché in Iran, Colonel Nilson Viana Gramosa and his Deputy, First-Lieutenant Alexsandro Alberto Maria also attended the event.
Present in Iran since 1976, the Military Addition deals with Brazil’s interests in the Middle East region.
Source: Brazilian Defense, Naval, Army and Aeronautic Attaché in Iran