Baku on Tuesday will host the 20th meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Ministerial Council.
According to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, the meeting will discuss regional matters. As known, Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the cooperation with ECO and intends to develop the cooperation furthermore.
Economic Cooperation Organization (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 the Member States.
ECO is the successor organization of Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) which remained in existence since 1964 up to 1979.
In 1992, the Organization was expanded to include seven new members, namely: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan. The date of the Organization’s expansion to its present strength, 28th November, is being observed as the ECO Day.