The Russian envoy to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has voiced his country's support of Iran's permanent membership in this organization.

Iran PressEurope: During the meeting of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Moscow Kazem Jalali with the Russian Envoy to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Bakhtiar Hakimov on Thursday, September 4, the two sides emphasized the existence of various grounds for Iran's more active presence in the organization.

Two officials discussed cooperation of Iran, as an observer member, with the SCO in issues ranging from the campaign against terrorism, extremism, and unilateralism, to economic cooperation and security of information.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact 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.

Later on, Mongolia, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, as well as Belarus, joined the organization.


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