The Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization met and talked with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
In the meeting with the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Iran’s President voiced readiness to cooperate in various fields with the member states and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
According to Iran Press, Ebrahim Raisi, at the beginning of the second day of his trip to Uzbekistan, on Thursday morning, met Zhang Ming, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, explaining the steps taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran to become a member of this organization.
Raisi also explained the vast capacities of the Islamic Republic of Iran in political, technological, economic, and transit fields.
Ayatollah Raisi said Iran would be ready to cooperate with the member countries as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the mentioned fields.
Next year, Iran will participate in the Shanghai Organization summit as a permanent member
Zhang Ming, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in this meeting, referring to the measures taken by the secretariat of this organization for recognition of the permanent membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the regional union, stated: “Yesterday, along with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, we signed the treaty of joining Iran to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has 40 documents. By taking these measures, next year, Iran will participate in the Summit as a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”
Zhang Ming added: “Iran is a big and influential country that can play a significant role in the security of the region and the world. As a large country in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran also has good political and commercial relations with the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, relying on the extensive historical and cultural commonalities it has with the countries of the region.”
Raisi, who headed the high-level political and economic delegation for an official bilateral meeting, also participated in the 22nd summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established on June 15, 2001, in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are the eight countries of this Shanghai Regional Economic Organization.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is going through the steps and processes of acquiring permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Iran’s permanent membership is supposed to be signed by the heads of this organization at the Samarkand meeting.
Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Belarus are observer members of Shanghai.
Source: Iran Press