China-Russia economic ties forging ahead
Jun26

China-Russia economic ties forging ahead

The relationship between China and Russia is one of “maturity and stability,” Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui has said.  “The two countries have established a high level of mutual trust in the political sphere; they are important partners in the economy; their humanitarian exchanges are marked by colorful and diverse events, while their strategic cooperation in international issues continuously deepens,” Li...

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Russian president says India, Pakistan could join SCO in 2017
Jun24

Russian president says India, Pakistan could join SCO in 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the possibility that India and Pakistan could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017. Radio Liberty reports that speaking at the SCO summit in Tashkent on June 24, Putin said New Delhi and Islamabad “must meet all the obligations to receive the status of member states.” The Russian president reportedly said he hopes the two countries will move toward full membership by...

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Russia Renews Support for Iran’s Full Membership in SCO
Jun11

Russia Renews Support for Iran’s Full Membership in SCO

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov renewed his country’s full support for Iran to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). “I hope that the issue of Iran’s membership in the SCO will be resolved in the upcoming meeting of the organization in August,” Morgulov said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour in Moscow on Friday (june 10). During the...

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Russia FM to raise issue of Iran joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization
May24

Russia FM to raise issue of Iran joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plans to raise an issue of Iran’s possible accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at today’s session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, Russian presidential envoy for SCO Bakhtiyer Khakimov told reporters on Tuesday. “For instance, we will remind about Iran’s application, and there is also an application from Afghanistan. If we talk strictly about chronology, Iran filed...

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