20th Informal Meeting of the ECO Council of Ministers (COM) at New York

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The Council of Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held its twentieth informal meeting in New York on 26 September, 2013 on the sidelines of the sixty-eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Meeting was hosted and chaired by H.E. Dr. Elmar Mammadyarov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was attended by the Ministers and Representatives of the ECO Member States. The Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) represented the ECO Secretariat at the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the main progress made in various fields of cooperation including trade and investment, transport and communications, energy and environment, narcotics control, health and external relations of ECO.

The meeting also discussed the developments of ECO since its expansion and exchanged views on the possible reforms needed for keeping pace with the evolving requirements of regional cooperation. The meeting also called on the Contact Groups of ECO Ambassadors at various capitals to play an active role in promoting ECO's interests at the United Nations and other relevant regional and international Organizations.

The meeting participants renewed their commitment to promote regional economic integration among the ECO member states and resolved to play an active role for the realization of the Organization's aims and objectives.

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