SCO: Iran’s Accession to Permanent Membership Becomes Official

ImageTEHRAN (FNA)- The 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on Friday officially announced Iran’s accession to the permanent membership at the regional international organization.

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev whose country hosts the 22nd SCO summit officially announced Iran’s status as a permanent member of the organization, which received the attendee’s applause.

The 22nd SCO is ongoing in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, and is attended by heads of member states, SCO Secretary-General Jang Ming, and Director of the SCO RATS Executive Committee Ruslan Mirzayev.

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi has taken part in the summit at the invitation of the Uzbek Presidenr Mirziyoyev. He is in Uzbekistan since Wednesday and has met Mirziyoyev and several participating heads of states.

Iran has been granted permanent member status which is in finalization process and has signed obligation memorandums in Raisi’s ongoing visit.

Iran to Continue Resistance against US Bullying

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi underlined that Iran will continue to confront the bullying of the US no matter how long it will take.

President Rayeesi made the remarks in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has never been stopped despite all the enmities, and has been able to continue its progress and development,” President Rayeesi said.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed and decided on the most important issues related to bilateral relations to promote economic cooperation.

The Iranian president pointed out that the American and European parties have failed to fulfill their commitments to lift the sanctions, and emphasized, “The Islamic Republic of Iran will not surrender to the bullying of the United States in any way.”

President Rayeesi, meantime, congratulated the Chinese president and people on the National Day of that country, and appreciated the constructive positions of China in the process of Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Pact, and welcomed China’s role in Iran’s membership in the BRICS organization.

He described the comprehensive strategic cooperation program between Iran and China as a sign and symbol of the determination of the two countries for the comprehensive development of relations, saying, “The vast capacities in the fields of oil and energy, transit, agriculture, trade, and investment are a very suitable platform for deepening and development of economic relations between the two countries.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping, for his part, praised the independent positions of the Islamic Republic of Iran on international issues, and said, “Iran-China relations are strategic relations and will continue to develop regardless of any international development.”

The Chinese president officially invited President Rayeesi to visit China in the near future.

President Rayeesi has taken part in the summit at the invitation of the Uzbek President Mirziyoyev. He is in Uzbekistan since Wednesday and has met President Mirziyoyev and several participating heads of states.

Iran has been granted permanent member status which is in finalization process and has signed obligation memorandums in President Rayeesi’s ongoing visit.