Iranian president expected to visit Tajikistan and Kazakhstan

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Tajikistan and Kazakhstan in September.

Rouhani is expected visit Tajikistan to hold talks with senior Tajik officials and take part in the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which will take place in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on September 12-13, the country's Mehr news agency reported on July 22.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Iran, along with India, Pakistan and Mongolia has "observer" status in the organization.

The organization consolidates efforts to counter terrorism and radicalization among member countries, and also works on other policy areas such as politics and trade.

Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart, Emomalii Rahmon are expected to sign several cooperation agreements during their meetings.

Iranian president is also expected to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the sidelines of the summit.

Rouhani will also pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in September, before attending the SCO summit at the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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