The SCO Secretariat held a flag-raising ceremony of Iran in Beijing this afternoon (4) to welcome the new members. The number of official SCO members increased to nine.
In September last year, the SCO Samarkand Summit signed a memorandum on Iran’s obligations to join the SCO. Now, Iran has officially completed all procedures to become a full member of the SCO.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in 2001, and in 2017, the SCO completed its first expansion, with India and Pakistan becoming full members. More and more countries are applying to join the SCO family, which fully demonstrates the attractiveness and influence of the SCO.