PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 15. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin met with First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Aziz Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh to discuss issues on military technical cooperation, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security.
"The sides discussed current issues of bilateral military and military technical cooperation. They exchanged views on issues of regional security and the international situation," it said, adding that the sides reiterated their commitment to close dialogue and development of cooperation in the military sphere.
The 11th Moscow Conference on International Security was held on Tuesday at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center. In total, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, more than 800 delegates from 76 countries took part in the conference. Interestingly, this list didnot include any Western states. According to the program, China, India, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and North Korea were invited. Representatives of eight international organizations, including the UN, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Arab League and the African Union, took part in the conference.