Monday, May 18, 2009

Iran:Russia invites Iran to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit

IRNA – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been invited to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, by his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

The announcement was made by Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mohammad-Reza Sajjadi while talking to IRNA correspondent.

He added that such a move by the Russian president is an indication to the high level of bilateral cooperation between the two states.

He said if the conditions would benefit the Islamic Republic, Tehran is ready to be a full member of the organization.

Sajjadi added that President Ahmadinejad will attend the SCO summit to be held on June 15-16 in Russia.

Russia, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan are the SCO member states while Iran, India and Mongolia are observers.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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