Hassan Rouhani to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit

Rouhani to attend SCO summit in Bishkek

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:11:09 GMT

Iran President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to the Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek in September to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

The Iranian president’s visit to the Central Asian country will be his first foreign trip since taking office on August 4.

The SCO summit will be held in Bishkek on September 13 in the presence of senior officials from member and observer states.

The Iranian president and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are reportedly scheduled to hold their first meeting on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

Iran, along with Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan have an observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an intergovernmental organization that was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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