Tehran(IP)- In a meeting with the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Iranian foreign minister emphasized the expansion of cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Iran PressIran news: The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir- Abdollahian emphasized the proposed initiative of the first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Bishkek meeting on economic and industrial cooperation, including investment, transportation, transit, and environment, and called for the support and follow-up of the Secretary General of SCO in implementing them.

In the meeting, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Organization, Zhang Ming  thanked Amir- Abdollahian for the successful holding of the Palestine Conference and the principled positions of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards the Palestinian nation, and expressed the view of the Shanghai Organization regarding the Palestine issue from the perspective of the importance that the Shanghai Organization attaches to the security of the West Asia region.

Zhang Ming, called the role and participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the development of security, economic and industrial cooperation among the member states of the organization important.

He also welcomed the initiatives proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Bishkek meeting for the development of industrial and economic cooperation and investment and announced the readiness of the secretariat of this organization to follow up on the issues raised.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an international intergovernmental organization that was established on June 15, 2001, in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The Islamic Republic of Iran officially became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at its 21st meeting.

The organization currently consists of 9 members including China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Belarus are the supervising members of the organization.


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