Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

SCO observers assess Uzbekistan’s presidential elections

Uzbekistan’s presidential polls, held on Sunday, were transparent, the candidates had equal opportunities, and no complaints from voters has been reported, SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Deputy Secretary General Yerik Ashimov said …

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Iran agrees on naval exercises with Pakistan

Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri announced today the upcoming naval exercises with Pakistan. "We have reached good agreements, including on the joint naval exercises in the territorial waters …

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Tehran hopes SCO to end Iran's isolation

Iran has finally begun the formal process to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The process, which will take up to two years, is in line with President Ebrahim Raisi’s goal of improving ties with neighboring countries

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BRICS concerned about development in Afghanistan

Today, at the BRICS online summit, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are discussing the latest developments in Afghanistan, as well as the fight against terrorism and international crime

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Why is Iran so keen on joining the SCO?

Recent remarks by Russian and Iranian officials suggest that Iran is on the verge of gaining full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional forum launched in 2001 by China, Russia, and the Central Asian republics (minus Turkmenistan) to combat the so-called “three evils” namely “terrorism, separatism, and extremism"

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EAEU and SCO sign memorandum of cooperation

In the coming days, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will sign a memorandum of cooperation. This was announced by Sergey Glazyev, a member of the board for integration and macroeconomics of the …

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Russian defense chief pays working visit to Tajikistan

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has arrived in Tajikistan on a working visit on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry informed. He is set to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Meeting of Defense Ministers. …

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Russia urges to endorse Iran’s bid for SCO membership

Moscow calls for endorsing Tehran’s bid for membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, noting that the alliance’s development is directly linked to its expansion prospect, the Russian delegation told a meeting of the SCO …

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Will Xi’an initiatives be an alternative for SCO?

At gathering last week in central China, Foreign Minister Wang Yi promised his Central Asian counterparts all sorts of investments and new initiatives. But nothing on his list promises to be as symbolic as the nature of the meeting …

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What prevents Iran from entering SCO?

The 20th summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held virtually, on November 10, under the rotating chairmanship of the Russian Federation. The leaders of the regional organization’s member states—Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan—discussed, in particular, measures to strengthen cooperation in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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