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Zarif to sign treaty on Iran’s accession to ASEAN

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Laos on September 6 in order to sign a document on Iran’s accession to the Treaty of Amity & Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it was announced on Saturday.

On July 24, members of the ASEAN accepted the accession of Iran, Chile, Morocco and Egypt, IRNA reported.

The Treaty of Amity & Cooperation in Southeast Asia is a peace treaty among Southeast Asian countries established by the founding members of the ASEAN, a geopolitical and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia.

The treaty was signed into force by the leaders of the members of ASEAN on February 24, 1976.

Other members acceded to it upon or before joining the bloc. It was amended on 15 December 1987 by a protocol to open the document for accession by states outside Southeast Asia.

Source: Iran Daily

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