Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow held a meeting in the capital city of Tajikistan, Dushanbe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.
The two sides change viewpoints on regional and international issues during the meeting, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Sept. 12.
Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow also emphasized boosting mutual ties.
Rouhani departed Astana for Dushanbe on Sept. 10 on the second leg of his five day regional tour to attend the 14th summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The SCO is a Eurasian inter-governmental organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
It currently has six full members. Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, and India are observer states and the organizations dialogue partners include Belarus, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.
Berdimuhamedow participated the 14th summit meeting of the SCO as special guest.
Iranian president met with Dmitry Fyodorovich Mezentsev, the secretary general of the SCO as well as his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on Sept 11.
He is also expected to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit.
The Iranian president is accompanied by a high-ranking political and economic delegation, including a number of cabinet members.