TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri is taking part in the 18th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of State that started in Uzbekistan’s capital of Tashkent today.
News ID: 79157
Publish Date: 02November 2019 - 11:26
The Iranian vice president was officially welcomed by Uzbekistan’s deputy prime minister on Saturday morning at Tashkent’s Koksaray Complex, where the SCO meeting is being held.
Jahangiri is going to deliver a speech to the meeting on the importance of regional organizations and the need for fighting against unilateralism.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The SCO Charter, formally establishing the organization, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on 19 September 2003.
Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Belarus are observer states of the organization.