Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to travel to Turkey to take part in a meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), according to the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, ONA reports citing Tasnim News.
Zarif is slated to leave Tehran to attend the 24th edition of the ECO meeting due to be held on Saturday, November 9, in the Turkish city of Antalya, Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday night.
Turkey will host a two-day meeting of the Senior Officials and Council of Ministers of the ECO in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will chair the 24th ECO Council of Ministers Meeting to be held Friday and will work to transform the inter-governmental regional platform into a more effective, result and project-oriented organization, according to a ministry statement.
The Council of Ministers is the highest policy and decision-making body of ECO and meets in regular, informal and extraordinary sessions.
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan hold ECO membership.
Established as Regional Cooperation for Development in 1964 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, the organization was renamed as ECO in 1985.