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Iran President leaves China for Tehran

Beijing, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani left Qingdao for Tehran after he attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.

Rouhani explained Iran's stances regarding international developments in a speech during the event held from June 19-20.

On the sidelines of the two-day event, Rouhani held talks with the presidents of China, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mongolia and Belarus and the Indian prime minister.

The heads of eight member states--China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan--as well as those of the four observer states- Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia participated in the summit.

The Iranian president attended the 18th summit upon an invitation by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Some senior officials, such as the Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh, and Minister of Economy Masoud Karbasian were accompanying President Rouhani in the meeting.

Four documents were signed on fighting narcotic drugs and organized crimes, Iran's role in 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, stock exchange and security cooperation, and academic cooperation.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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