MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. Iran's parliament has approved by a majority vote a bill on the Islamic republic's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Mehr News Agency said on Sunday.
According to its data, 205 parliamentarians voted for the bill, three voted against and four abstained.
On September 30, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi signed a bill on the country's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. According to the Young Journalists Club news agency, Raisi sent the bill to the country's parliament for consideration.
The organization’s summit in Uzbekistan on September 15-16 launched the procedure of admitting Belarus as a full-fledged member. Iran signed a memorandum on liabilities for joining the organization. Egypt and Qatar were granted a dialogue partner status, while Bahrain, Kuwait, the Maldives, Myanmar, and Saudi Arabia began the procedure for obtaining this status.