SCO Embraces Iran’s Capacities

SCO Embraces Iran’s Capacities

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) hailed Iran as a powerful and influential country whose membership in the SCO would contribute to the fulfillment of the organization’s goals.

SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Tehran on Monday.

Zhang Ming said Iran’s special view about the SCO is absolutely clear when it comes to the process of Tehran’s access to the organization.

He also noted that there is no doubt that Iran’s membership in the SCO, as a powerful and influential country in the region and the whole world, can mark a key step toward achieving the goals of the SCO and expanding Iran’s ties with member states.

The secretary general added that the SCO hopes that with the final step toward Iran’s accession to the organization at the next summit of the council of members in India, “we will see Iran play a role in the body more than ever before."

Zhang Ming further expressed hope that Iran’s membership in the SCO would help boost activities and ties between the two sides, especially in the economic, technical, industrial, transit and energy fields.

“We are confident that Iran’s experience in tackling international challenges can be very fruitful for the members of the SCO”, he stated.

For his part, Amirabdollahian highlighted Iran’s determination to work with and play an active role in the SCO, thanking the organization’s chief and secretariat for their efforts to facilitate Tehran’s membership in the SCO.

“We believe that the SCO can play a key role in the new international security and economic arrangements,” the top Iranian diplomat said, adding that the expansion of economic cooperation helps create lasting security.

Iran has huge potentials in the technical, industrial, technological, tourism and cultural fields and other areas, Amirabdollahian stated, noting that Iran can allow the use of its potentials to achieve the goals of the SCO.

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