Iran’s Ahmadinejad plans to visit Baku, Kuwait

By Trend

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to travel to Azerbaijan and Kuwait to participate in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) summits, the IRNA News Agency quoted the presidential office’s director for international affairs Mohammad-Reza Forqani as saying on Saturday.

The 20th ECO summit and the 1st ACD summit will be held on October 16 and 17, respectively in Baku and Kuwait.

ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey with the aim of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among member states.

The organization was expanded in 1992 to include seven new members, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The ACD, an informal forum of foreign ministers from Asian countries, was established in 2002 in Thailand to enhance mutual cooperation in various sectors.


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