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Iran SCO

Iran’s presence in SCO would benefit member states: Kazakh envoy (IRNA)

Kazakhstan Ambassador to Tehran Askhat Orazbay said that membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) would benefit member states.

The Islamic Republic of Iran was among the first countries that recognized Kazakhstan after the USSR disintegration, Orazbay said in an interview with IRNA on Monday, adding that his country bears this in mind and wouldn’t forget it.

Iran’s presence in SCO would benefit member states: Kazakh envoy – IRNA English

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ASEAN EAEU SCO

Cooperation between ASEAN, SCO, EAEU to help harmonize integration — Russian top diplomat (TASS)

Enhanced cooperation between organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will contribute to further harmonization of the interregional integration processes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Tuesday at a meeting of top diplomats from the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia’s (CICA) member states.

“Working together, we will be able to ensure broader interaction between all Eurasian countries. The relevant steps have been already taken <…> in particular, ties between the SCO, ASEAN, and the EAEU are being established,” the top diplomat noted.

“All these organizations have a considerable legal framework, as well as a network of working mechanisms, implementing specific programs and projects, which are relevant for all the participants, guided by the principles of consensus. We view the enhanced cooperation between these organizations as promising groundwork for the further harmonization of the integration processes,” Lavrov went on to say.

According to Russia’s top diplomat, given the increasing instability worldwide, it is essential to prevent the situation in the region from further deteriorating. “<…> We are interested in the regional network being open and sustainable, based on the interaction between the states and multilateral structures, providing everyone with equal rights and opportunities according to international law, mutual trust and respect for national identity,” the diplomat emphasized.

CICA potential

The Russian foreign minister noted that the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia could greatly contribute to boosting cooperation.

Lavrov recalled that October 5 marked the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the CICA. “The organization’s celebration and the summit meeting are ahead, so we need to prepare well for it. The forum has good potential. It is necessary to further cultivate it in order to facilitate an atmosphere of trust and enhance productive cooperation in the Eurasian space,” the top diplomat concluded.

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Iran SCO

Iran’s Full Membership in the SCO: A Win-Win Game? (Omid Shokri, The Jamestown Foundation)

Iran’s bid to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) dates to one year after it received observer status in 2005. All along, however, the most important legal obstacle to its accession has been a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions that identify the Islamic Republic of Iran as a threat to world peace and security (Ensafnews.com, September 18). Nevertheless, Iran’s regional neighbors recognized that the country could be an important element of the so-called “North-South” multimodal transit corridor that will more closely connect eastern and western Eurasia, and which can become a leading symbol of cooperation among all the members of the SCO (Donya-e-eqtesad, September 17). Iranian participation in both would, thus, ease, if not wholly overcome, the years of extensive effort by Western countries, led by the United States, to isolate the Islamic Republic using various means of economic, political and security pressure (Tasnimnews, September 18)

Iran’s Full Membership in the SCO: A Win-Win Game? – Jamestown

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SCO

SCO members studying use of local currencies in settlement (Global Times)

SCO Photo:VCG

SCO Photo:VCG

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are studying using local currency settlement while exchanging experience in financial areas, a move that experts said will be helpful to fend off US dollar hegemony.

SCO members studying use of local currencies in settlement – Global Times

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Iran SCO

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO (IRNA)

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO

President Ebrahim Raisi said here on Sunday at his cabinet session that expansion of ties with entire regional and neighboring countries is his foreign policy priority, commissioning all ministries to identify potentials for cooperation with other member-states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO – IRNA English

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Iran Russia SCO

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi (IRNA)

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi

Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Saturday that the beginning of Iran’s permanent membership process was the first foreign policy achievement of the Raisi administration.

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi – IRNA English

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Iran JCPOA SCO

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran’s foreign policy (IRNA)

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran's foreign policy

The readiness to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and its permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are indicators of the fact that the 13th administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing a balanced foreign policy, an analyst believes.

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran’s foreign policy – IRNA English

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China Defense SCO

SCO opposes external meddling, builds shield against outside forces (Global Times)

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Sep 17, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Sep 17, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Upholding the Shanghai Spirit, member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) vowed in a declaration released on Friday to build a community of shared future and oppose interference from outside forces under the excuse of counter-terrorism and human rights, which experts said that after 20 years of development, the SCO has built a shield against outside forces’ destructive interference and played a more important role in defending regional peace.

SCO opposes external meddling, builds shield against outside forces – Global Times