Iranian Navy Commander Meets Namibian Counterpart
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Namibian Navy Commander Admiral Peter Villo who is in Iran at the head of a navy delegation met and held talks with Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Tuesday.
The two navy commanders held talks after attending an official military reception ceremony in the honor of the Namibian high ranking guest.
Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's southwest coast, which gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence and has enjoyed stability since then.
It has a population of 2.1 million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy.
The Islamic Republic of Iran reopened its embassy in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, on July 8, 2013, after 16 years in a bid to strengthen Tehran’s cooperation with the African country.
Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Iran is also an observing member of the AU and has shown an active presence in AU summit meetings.