Commander of IRGC naval forces, Ali Fadavi, after signing the MoU said it provided a good opportunity between the two sides to cooperate with each other in an organized form and fulfill their duties in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
SHAFAQNA- Tehran, Sept 24, – The Ports and Shipping Organization and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval forces have signed a memorandum of understanding for maritime cooperation, it was announced Wednesday.
Based on the MoU, the two major marine institutions agreed to cooperate with each other in their operations for fighting marine pollutants and protection of the environment as well as relief and salvation operations at sea.
Stressing that Iran is currently enjoying full authority in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Commander Fadavi said: “We constantly try to establish full security in the Persian Gulf so that all regional countries will benefit such security.”
Pointing to the oil exports from the Persian Gulf, the commander said at the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran nine million barrels of oil per day (b/d) were exported to the world through the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman but now it has increased to 20 million b/d.
“We predict that in 2020 oil exports from the Persian Gulf to the world will increase to 40 million barrels per day while a large part of the world gas will be supplied in this region.”
Meanwhile, Mohammad Saeednejad, Managing Director of Ports and Shipping Organization said no doubt IRGC naval forces enjoy proper facilities in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, adding that his organization is after close cooperation with IRGC forces in this marine locations.