Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kansans announced on September 12, 2022 that Iran will sign an agreement to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at its next summit.
“The process of Iran’s admission [to the organization] is coming to an end. At the upcoming meeting of the SCO, an agreement will be officially signed on Iran’s obligations to obtain the status of a member of the organization,” Kanaani declared.
According to the foreign ministry, “Iran’s membership in the organization is expedient and mutually beneficial.”
“Iran, as an important country in the region, thanks to its energy resources, great economic potential and location along the route of the North-South transport corridor, has the potential to benefit the SCO,” Kanaani added.