Iran's acting president arrives in Astana for SCO summit, to meet with world leaders

Iran's Acting President Mohammad Mokhber has arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan, to attend the 24th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a gathering of heads of state from nine countries representing 40% of the world's population and contributing 25% of global GDP.

Iran (IMNA) - Mokhber, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, was welcomed by senior Kazakh officials upon his arrival on Wednesday night. He is expected to address the summit on Thursday, the first day of the two-day meeting, and will hold bilateral talks with leaders from participating countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The SCO was established in 2001 in Shanghai by six founding nations: Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Iran, Pakistan, and India later joined the organization, with Iran officially becoming a member during last year's summit of heads of state.

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