Samarkand, 16 September 2022 (TDI): President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, met with the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, on the second day of his visit to Uzbekistan.

The Meeting happened on the sidelines of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Council Summit.

The relationship between Iran and Tajikistan is based on historical, cultural, economic, and civilizational common grounds.

Highlighting the good bilateral relations between the Countries, the President of Iran emphasized that the development of relations with the countries of Central Asia, especially Tajikistan, holds top priority in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Emphasizing the continuation of the policy of developing relations with neighboring countries by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President of Iran stated, “There are many capacities for economic and commercial cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe”.

Furthermore, the President of Tajikistan also expressed his admiration for the continuous progress of relations between the two countries.

President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, emphasized the development of relations between the countries in economic and commercial fields.

He assured in the meeting that his country is determined to continue this process of strengthening Bilateral Relations.

The Presidents of both countries also highlighted the Afghanistan problem and the regional security issues. The President of Iran also met many state leaders present at the meeting.

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The 22nd SCO Heads of Council Summit

Uzbekistan is hosting the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Council Summit. There will be an exchange of views on International and regional issues.

The summit seeks to strengthen regional connectivity and boost economic cooperation between the member states. The summit is the first in-person meeting of SCO leaders since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization founded in Shanghai on 15 June 2001.

The multilateral organization’s purpose was to monitor developments in the wider region while combating the three evils, specifically terrorism, extremism, and separatism. The new goal is regional connectivity.

Today, members of the world’s largest regional organization make up one-third of all land on earth and 40% of the global population.