TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – For the first time after the Islamic Revolution, the 44th Fleet of Army’s Navy tied up at Durban Harbor in South Africa on Saturday.
The Iranian fleet was warmly welcomed by the South African naval base as well as Iran’s Ambassador to South Africa, Mohsen Movahedi Ghomi.
Arrival of Navy’s 44th fleet in port of Durban marks the first visit of an Iranian fleet to Soth Africa following the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The 44th fleet of Iran’s Navy, comprising Alvand and Bushehr logistical destroyers, docked at the South African harbor on its route to Port of Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean.
Movahedi Ghomi met and talked with Navy Lieutenant Admiral Omid Golestaneh, Commander of the Navy’s 44th flotilla, and visited the Iranian destroyers.
The Iranian ambassador pointed to friendly and strategic relations between Iran and South Africa stressed the momentous of similar visits as means of strengthening strategic ties between the two sides.