Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Justice Amin Hossein Rahimi has left Tehran for Beijing to participate in the 10th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Ministers of Justice.
According to a Tuesday report by the IRNA, Hossein Rahimi departed for Beijing a day earlier.
SCO was formed in 2001 by China and Russia to counter Western alliances. It also includes India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Iran’s request for full and official membership was approved by the eight-member states during the 21st SCO summit in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, in September 2021.
Prior to that, Iran had been an observer member of the SCO since 2005, along with Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia.