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President Rouhani departs for Kyrgyzstan

Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran for Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Thursday afternoon.

At an invitation by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President Rouhani is to attend the 19th summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states in Bishkek.

The Iranian president is to deliver speech at the summit meeting and scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with heads of states participating in the forum.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an international intergovernmental organization founded in June 15, 2001 in port city of Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The SCO has 12 members and Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia and Belarus have observer status at the organization.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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