Pres. Raisi terms SCO as possible driving force for multilateralism

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday described Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a possible driving force for establishing multilateralism among the global states.

establishing multilateralism among the global states.

Addressing the 21st summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Raisi said that Iran’s foreign policy has always been based on active participation in international bodies, as well as multilateralism.

Iran’s policy has been opposed to unilateralism, he further noted.

Bolstering bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic field, is helpful in promoting the strategic role of SCO in the global economy, he underlined.

President Raisi along with top officials from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are present in the event, while presidents of Russia, China, India, and Mongolia take part in the summit via video conferencing.

“I hope that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will continue its proud path, which has made it a distinguished regional and international organization in a short time,” he stated.


Source: IRNA