The armed forces of China, Iran, Russia and other countries will hold, from today, March 15, until March 19, a cycle of joint naval exercises, called 'Security Bond - 2023', in the Gulf of Oman. These are, reported a note from the Ministry of Defense in Beijing, operations developed on the cycles already held by China, Iran and Russia in 2019 and 2022.

The exercises, reads the note of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, "will contribute to deepen concrete cooperation between the Navies of the participating countries, to further demonstrate the will and ability to jointly maintain maritime security" and will serve to give "positive energy" to "regional peace and stability".