The decision to admit Iran as a full member was declared in the 21th summit of the SCO leaders in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
So far Iran was an observer member of the organization.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who addressed the summit virtually, confirmed that from today Iran will become a permanent member of the SCO.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Iran’s full membership.
Addressing the SCO summit on Friday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said, "Strengthening bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of economy is an important factor in improving the strategic role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in global economy."
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