MOSCOW, 29 Dec. The Secretary-General of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) Dmitry Mezentsev believes that the interaction of the founding members has been strengthened, there was a different level of trust and cooperation between the SCO and the observer States.
Powers Mezentsev on a post of the head of the organization end on 31 December.
“Changed, has improved the quality of interaction between the founding members. Appeared different level of cooperation, trust, attention between the SCO and the observer States. Already familiar to us was their participation in the dialogue on virtually all Ministerial and departmental sites and their… more twenty,” said Mezentsev in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”, summing up the work.
Mezentsev denied the opinion of some experts that the SCO is a tool of countering the US military presence in the region. He noted that “initially, today the States, who opposed the SCO to anyone”.
“We see today, the twenty-first century characterize the most complex processes, the situation in the world is not enough balance. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly noted the need to see the world today, and especially tomorrow, multipolar. This approach is marked by the Declaration of the Ufa summit of the SCO, which also includes the position of the organization and in the evaluation of the interaction between the parties of the SCO over the past years, outline the tasks for the future. Easy to read, that States the founders see the world multipolar and the UN’s role remains significant”, — said Mezentsev.
The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. Declaration on the establishment of the SCO was signed at the meeting of heads of state in Shanghai on 15 June 2001.
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