President Rouhani holds talks with ECO foreign ministers

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani held talks with foreign ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) here on Tuesday.
The talks were held ahead of the 21st ECO ministerial meeting.

Iran is to take over the chairmanship of the ECO Council of Ministers from Azerbaijan Republic for a one-year period.

ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose 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.

ECO provides its members with a platform to discuss ways of improving economic development, and promoting trade and investment opportunities.



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