EghtesadOnline: From March 21 to Oct. 22, Iran’s exports to Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s member states stood at 23.6 million tons (up 0.81%) worth $11.73 billion (up 16.19%), while imports hit 5.71 million tons (up 19.05%) worth $11.63 billion (up 44.95%).
EghtesadOnline: Iran and member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization traded 21.41 million tons of goods (excluding crude oil from Iran) worth $17.05 billion during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21 Aug. 22) to register a 31% increase compared with the similar period of last year, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Iran on Friday called on countries in the region, including the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, to step up their efforts for promoting multilateralism and empowering regional organizations.
EghtesadOnline: Iran traded 53.16 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $27.92 billion with member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, namely China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in the last fiscal year that ended on March 20 to register a 6.35% and 7.67% decline in tonnage and value respectively compared with the year before.
EghtesadOnline: Resolution of bilateral issues with Central Asian countries, particularly Tajikistan, can help ease Iran’s membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization, says a former diplomat, who believes that intensified diplomatic efforts are needed to accomplish this goal.
EghtesadOnline: Iran traded 4.8 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $1.81 billion with the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register a 43.84% growth in tonnage and 8.76% decline in value compared with last year’s corresponding month.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's rich resources and strategic geographical position, along with its sustainable security and skilled workforce, provide multiple opportunities for investors and businesses in the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani is slated to attend the 19th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek before traveling to the Tajik capital Dushanbe to take part in the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
EghtesadOnline: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed Iran’s accession to Shanghai Cooperation Organization, saying Moscow sees no obstacle to Iran’s full membership in the organization.
EghetsadOnline: As members of Shanghai Cooperation Organization are voicing unprecedented support for Iran’s accession to the body, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said Tehran’s presence in the bloc presents considerable economic benefits to Iran and SCO member states alike.