Tehran said that Iran will become a full-fledged member of the SCO in July
then the next summit of the association will take place

DUBAI, June 1. /tass/. The process of Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be completed in July. This was stated on Thursday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan.

“We will become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in July, when the next summit of the association will take place,” the Tasnim agency quotes him as saying.

On September 15-16 last year, the SCO summit was held in Samarkand, attended by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. The Islamic Republic has signed a memorandum of obligations to obtain the status of a member State of the association.

The next summit will be held on July 4 under the chairmanship of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a virtual format. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India announced on Tuesday, all members of the organization will take part in the summit. Iran, Belarus and Mongolia were invited as observers. In addition, Turkmenistan is invited as a guest.

The Declaration on the establishment of the SCO was signed in Shanghai in June 2001 by six states – Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Currently, the organization also includes India and Pakistan. The observer States are Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, the dialogue partners are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka.

Source:  tass-ru