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President Rouhani due in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday

Tehran, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to have a trip to Kyrgyzstan on Thursday to attend Shanghai summit on June 1314 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Iranian president's deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili said.

Rouhani's tour will be upon an official invitation of Kyrgyz president, Esmaeili said.

He added that in addition to delivering a speech in Shanghai summit, Iranian president will also have bilateral meetings with heads of the visiting delegations.

Esmaeili went on to say that President Rouhani is to leave Kyrgyzstan for Tajikistan to participate in the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

A highranking political delegation will accompany president Rouhani during the trip.

According to Kyrgyzstan's presidential office, presidents of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia will be observers of the summit.

Participants will sign 20 regional and international documents.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Indian Premier Narendra Modi will attend the event as permanent members of Shanghai.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Charter, formally establishing the organization, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on September 19, 2003.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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