Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek, the summit at which Iran's accession to SCO is one of the main topics of discussion.

Iran press/Asia: The 2019 Shanghai cooperation organization summit will be held on 13-14 June in Bishkek capital of Kyrgyzstan.

"The presidents of Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus and Mongolia will attend the SCO summit as observer members, Kyrgyzstan's presidential office said on Saturday adding that 20 regional and international documents will be signed at the end of this summit, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation press release reported.

The special envoy of Russian President on SCO 'Bakhtiyor Hakimov' said that Iran's accession to SCO is on the agenda of this organization. Also Beijing supports full membership of Iran in Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

At the 2018 Qingdao Summit Russian President Vladimir Putin openly advocated Iran’s full membership in the SCO.

Russia and China two powerful supporter of Iran's full membership in SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Charter, formally establishing the organization, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on 19 September 2003.


Infographic: Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Since 2003, the organization has expanded its membership to eight countries when India and Pakistan joined as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The Heads of State Council (HSC) is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO, it meets once a year and adopts decisions and guidelines on all important matters of the organization.

The SCO is widely regarded as the "alliance of the East", due to its growing centrality in Asia-Pacific, and has been the primary security pillar of the region. 101/211/205

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