TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Russian flotilla of warships arrived in Iran’s Caspian Sea territorial waters near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.

Comprised of several warships, including a frigate named “Tatarstan” and a corvette named “Grad Sviyazhsk”, the naval flotilla berthed at Iran’s Bandar Anzali on Tuesday morning.

The Russian defense ministry had announced earlier that the naval fleet’s voyage to Iran and Kazakhstan is aimed at promotion of international cooperation among the Caspian Sea littoral states.

This is the fourth trip of a Russian fleet to Anzali, with the first three made in 2007, 2014 and 2015.

Back in August 2015, two Russian warships, Volgodonsk and Mahachkala, arrived in Anzali for a three-day stay with around 130 personnel on board in a bid to boost friendly maritime ties between the two countries.