ECO summit scheduled in Turkey for next week

Eleventh summit meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization is set to take place next week on Thursday in Istanbul.

ECO summit scheduled in Turkey for next week

Eleventh summit meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is set to take place next week on Thursday in Istanbul.

The meeting will be hosted by Turkish President Abdullah Gul, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Heads of state and government of the ECO member countries, representatives of international bodies as well as officials from guest countries are set to participate in the meeting.

Top diplomats from member countries are scheduled to meet prior to the summit event in 19th ECO Foreign Ministers' Council. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair the meeting.

Turkey is set to assume rotating term presidency of the ECO.

The summit meeting will discuss several agreements and regional cooperation projects. The summit is set to issue a declaration as well.

ECO was co-founded by Turkey, Iran and Pakistan in 1985 in a bid to develop economic, technical and cultural cooperation between member countries.

In 1992, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan joined the organization.


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