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Iran, Belarus presidents discuss bilateral ties in China

Politics - The presidents of Iran and Belarus in a meeting in Qingdao, China on Saturday discussed ways to promote bilateral relations.

The meeting between President Rouhani and President Alexander Lukashenko was held on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao in eastern coast of China.

Iran's president is in China to attend the 18th SCO Summit Meeting upon an invitation by his Chinese counterpart.

President Rouhani is accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian, Vice-President for Economic Affairs Mohammad Nahavandian, and Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif.

Founded in 2001, SCO is an organization with eight member states and four observers including Iran.

The organization aims at taking measures to counter terrorism and extremism and promote economic cooperation.

 

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