WORLD Iranian president approves law on Iran's SCO membership


Iranian president approves law on Iran's SCO membership


11:16, February 08, 2023

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) - Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday issued an order for implementing the law on Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The directive was issued in a letter signed by Raisi to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, according to the website of the Iranian president's office.

This handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency shows President Ebrahim Raisi greeted by crowds in Iran's central city of Yazd on January 12, 2023. (Photo: AFP)

Last week, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf submitted the law for Iran's SCO membership to Raisi for final approval and implementation.

The move followed the Iranian Constitutional Council spokesman's announcement that the vetting body had approved the bill on the country's membership in the SCO.

In November 2022, the Iranian parliament approved the bill for Iran's SCO membership by the overwhelming majority of the lawmakers.

In September 2021, the 21st summit of the SCO leaders held in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe declared the decision to start admitting Iran as a full member of the SCO.

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