Iranian President Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Tajikistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi was awarded an honorary doctorate by Tajikistan National University.
The honorary doctorate of Tajikistan National University was awarded to President Rayeesi and he was also selected as an honorary member of the faculty of the university.
President Rayeesi visited an exhibition of Tajikistan National University's scientific achievements.
The Tajik National University, the largest and most prestigious university in the country, was established in 1947 and currently has 14 faculties and more than 30,000 students.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) officially admitted Iran as a new member of the Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance at its 21st summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Friday.
"Perfectly pleased to announce that the permanent membership document of the Islamic Republic of Iran was approved by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe in the presence of our esteemed President," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian tweeted Friday.
"This strategic membership has an important impact on the process of comprehensive cooperation between Iran in line with the policy of neighborhood with and pivot to Asia," he added.
The 21st edition of SCO kicked off in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan on Fri.
The SCO consists of nine permanent member states, including Iran, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kirgizstan, Pakistan, Russia and Uzbekistan. Three states of Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia are still observer members and six countries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkeyو and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an effective regional and intra-state organization, which was established by leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 2001.