Fatollahi to represent Iran at SCO meeting on Afghanistan

April 5, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Oceanian Affairs, Mohammad Ali Fatollahi, arrived in Moscow on Monday to attend the meeting of deputy foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization scheduled to be held on Tuesday.

In this one-day meeting, deputy foreign ministers of the observer and member states of the SCO will discuss the security issues facing Afghanistan including terrorism, drug trafficking, and extremism.
Fatollahi is also scheduled to meet with a number of his counterparts on the sidelines of the Moscow meeting.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an intergovernmental security organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan are the observer states of this organization.