Raisi: Iran Permanent Membership in SCO Is a Diplomatic Achievement
The Iranian President said that his country’s presence in the SCO as a member state would assure“strong economic ties” for the Islamic state.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi hailed the approval of the Islamic Republic’s permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), describing it as a major “diplomatic achievement”.
Raisi said that Iran’s membership in the SCO would establish "strong economic ties" for the country, connecting it to Asia's sustainable resources.
Upon returning from a three-day visit to Tajikistan, the Iranian President stated that his visit would cover a variety of topics, including the implementation of Iran's foreign policy in the areas of "economic diplomacy and neighborhood policy," which would usher in a new era in relations with Tajikistan.
The two sides agreed to open a new chapter in economic, political, and cultural relations, he stressed.
Additionally, Raisi hailed the friendly and fraternal relations between Iran and Turkmenistan, adding that "Tehran and Ashgabat have good capacities to strengthen interactions and deepen bilateral relations".
Raisi urges the formation of an inclusive Afghan govt.
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, Raisi stressed that Iran’s position was explained, and the participants reached an agreement on the situation in the war-torn country during a security meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.
“We agreed to pursue the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan with the participation of all ethnic groups that can represent the dear people of Afghanistan”.
Besides, Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that SCO members have agreed on Friday to fully grant Iran membership to the organization.
Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed during the Tajikistan summit that Iran will be considered a full member of the organization as of today, adding that countries must be fully supported in order for them to figure out the best-suited approach in development, and the systems of government that best befit their domestic situation.