(FNA) - Iran and Oman staged their second joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman as the two countries' senior military officials started their meeting in the Omani capital city of Masqat.
Iranian navy fleet was dispatched to the Gulf of Oman to take part in the relief operations drills with Oman.
The Iranian navy displayed its military maneuver capabilities in the Gulf of Oman on Sunday morning.
The joint naval exercise came as the 9th session of Iran-Oman joint military committee is underway in Masqat.
Iran and Oman have expanded cooperation in a variety of areas such as economy and defense since Iran's President Ahmadinejad took office in 2005.
Later in August 2010, Iran and Oman signed an agreement to further boost mutual cooperation in the field of defense.
The document was signed by visiting Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and his Omani counterpart Mr. Badr bin Saud in a meeting in Masqat.
According to the document, the two sides agreed to expand and deepen defensive ties and stressed that such cooperation would help further boost lasting peace and security in the region.
The two countries also agreed on exchange of defense delegations and facilitated implementation of the agreements held by Iran-Oman military friendship committees.
They also agreed to pave the ground for holding joint military war games.
In December, the Iranian parliament approved a bill that allows Tehran to implement an agreement on security cooperation and coordination with Oman.