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BEIJING, November 27, 19:38 /ITAR-TASS/. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation regards the agreement between Iran and the Sextet as an important contribution to the improvement of the situation in the Middle and Near East, Dmitry Mezentsev, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, said on Wednesday.
“The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation hails the arrangements reached on the Iranian nuclear program in Geneva on November 24, 2013 among the ministers of foreign affairs of Great Britain, Germany, Iran, China, Russia, United States and France. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation regards this step as an important contribution to the strengthening of confidence among the states concerned, improvement of the situation in the Middle and Near East,” he stated.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a regional international structure founded in 2001 by the leaders of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Observer countries are Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan. The partners in the dialogue are Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Ukraine stated its intention to become an observer country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in August 2012.