Lavrov: admission of Iran to the SCO will not be long

Russia welcomes Iran’s decision to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), this process will not take much time. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said on June 23 following talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

Lavrov noted that the next SCO summit will be held in Uzbek Samarkand in September. It will sign a memorandum with a clear statement of the legal and time frame for the process of Iran’s accession to the SCO.

“It shouldn’t take too long”Lavrov said.

Russia is convinced, he stressed, that Tehran will make a significant contribution to strengthening the SCO as one of the key centers of the emerging multipolar world order.

As reported IA REGNUMin September 2021, the leaders of the SCO countries approved the admission of Iran as a full member …

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