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SCO after reaching agreement with Iran for its membership

Beijing, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is after reaching an agreement with Tehran for its official membership in this regional body, SCO secretary General said.

Speaking to IRNA on Wednesday, Vladimir Norov referred to the development procedure of SCO cooperation with members states and observers, saying there is a high consensus on Iran official membership.

Due to the fact that Iran sanction were lifted, for a period of time, SCO member states in Qingdao statement expressed their support for this matter.

He reiterated the fact that the statement also supported Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as an important diplomatic and international agreement to solve Iran nuclear issue.

SCO members in the statement underlined that the JCPOA will be implemented precisely and effectively since it is of importance for promoting peace and stability in the region and the world as well, Norov noted.

The official member states of the SCO believe that there are some challenges s regard security issues and stabilizing region, he said, urging cooperation among members to fight them.

Norov went on to say that SCO is interested in maintaining multilateral cooperation with Iran.

He added that the SCO members are rapidly developing their economic cooperation with Iran and will establish cooperation with Tehran in infrastructural plans.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 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 19 September 2003.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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