New York, September 24, 2018 – The 24th Council of Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov, was held on the margins of the 73rd meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Kazakh minister highlighted great potential for regional cooperation of the ECO member states across transport, trade, investments, energy and environment. Particular attention was given to issues of the organisation reforming. He stressed that the ECO should to a greater extent focus on practical utility for the member states and, given this, called for the members to support a number of reforming proposals made by Kazakhstan.
The meeting participants also exchanged views on various regional and international issues.
The Economic Cooperation Organization was founded in 1984. Kazakhstan joined the organisation in 1992. Currently, the ECO has ten member states - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
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