TEHRAN: Iran and Pakistan are going to hold joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf waters later on Tuesday.

The drills will be held in cooperation with a Pakistani flotilla of warships that has been staying in Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbasfor the past four days, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

Sayyari did not explain on the dimensions of the military exercise but said that it will be staged in the east of the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

Such joint exercises will strengthen military relations between the two countries and let them know about each other's naval capabilities, he was quoted as saying.

The two warships of the Pakistani navy docked at Iran's Bandar Abbas on Saturday.

Pakistan's embassy in Tehran had already described the visit as a sign of close and brotherly ties between the two Muslim nations with the message of regional peace and solidarity.