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SCO online summit kicks off with Pres. Rouhani attending

– The 20th online meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started work on Tuesday in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hosted by Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Leaders of Russia, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and four observers including Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia and also international bodies participated in the video conference.

Participants are to discuss prospects of developing SCO cooperation and to deliver speeches on political, economic, security, regional and international issues.

Earlier, deputy head of presidential office for information and communication Ali Reza Moezi said president Rouhani is to highlight the importance of promoting regional and international cooperation aiming to escape from world challenges especially in line with fighting coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the event, Putin underlined developing cooperation among SCO member states in banking, economic, investment and trade fields.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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