CSTO mulls over Iran’s observer membership

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) – According to senior Iranian MP, the parliamentary assembly of the CSTO is weighing Iran’s application for observer status.

With Iran’s experience in war on terror, coordination with Russian Federation, and cooperation with central Asian countries, the parliamentary assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is considering Iran’s observer membership in the treaty, said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran Parliament (Majlis), on the sidelines of the ongoing assembly meeting in Russian city of Saint Petersburg on Friday.

The senior MP asserted that after talks with Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and advice offered by the Iranian delegation, observer membership of the Islamic Republic was proposed and the Iranian delegation agreed with the proposal.

Considering the emphasis Mr. Naryshkin put on Iran’s regional role, good relations of Tehran and Moscow, and the exchange of anti-terror and developmental experience, the assembly is trying to have a higher level of Iran’s attendance in the next round of its meetings, noted Boroujerdi.

The Iranian MP highlighted the significance of the treaty in regional relations and the huge influence of it on bilateral and multilateral ties to demonstrate how Iran’s membership can contribute to Parliamentary and non-Parliamentary relations of Iran with other permanent and observer members of the CSTO.

 

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