Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi signed the agreement in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg along with his Russian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Turkmen counterparts on Friday.
The Shabahang, which was carrying a shipment of tiles, was en route from Anzali port, in Iran, to Makhachkala, in Russia, when it crashed in an area about 23 miles from Astara port, in Azerbaijan.
He described the upcoming joint naval exercise of Iran and Russia as another field for expanding bilateral cooperation, saying the joint exercise between the two countries would certainly lead us eventually to strategic and tactical cooperation at a very high level at sea.
A test motorcade carrying cargo has been sent from Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, to be delivered by land through Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing a source close to the transport industry of Turkmenistan.
President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took part in the launching ceremony of a transport corridor allowing Afghanistan to enter global markets bypassing the traditional Pakistani direction.
Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Sunday for collective use of the Caspian sea after two decades of negotiations, the Kremlin said.
He added that the president will attend the Caspian summit, sign the meeting’s joint statement and also several other “important and strategic documents” on cooperation among the five Caspian states during his two-day visit.
Last month during a visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Azerbaijan, the two countries signed „The Memorandum of Understanding on „Joint Development of Relevant Blocks in the Caspian Sea.“