Economic Cooperation Organization


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Economic Cooperation Organization

An international organization consisting of 10 non-Arab, Muslim-majority countries in central and western Asia. Its goal is to create a common market modeled along the lines of the European Union. It was established in 1985 and is based in Tehran, Iran.
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Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is a regional intergovernmental organization for the purpose of economic cooperation between its member states on the basis of their common needs in the light of the changes taking place on global economic scenario.
Formed on August 3, 2005 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, the Economic Cooperation Organization Trade and Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB).
The vision behind creation of PAECO was to complement the efforts of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) for increased cooperation between and among ECO Parliaments.
Government officials, analysts, and media organizations in the West have paid scant attention to the development and activities of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
The event was attended by HE Hameed Ajibiye Opeloyero, Assistant OIC Secretary General for Economic Affairs and representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Arab League, the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC), the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Karachi (ICCI) and the Islamic Chamber for Development of Trade (ICDT).
The role of UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Economic Cooperation Organization in further regional integration in security and improvement of economic and investment attractiveness was emphasized at the meeting, the press service said.
President Gul is set to meet with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Secretary-General Yahya Maroofi and Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Secretary-General Mahmud Erol Kilic.
Through the Tehran-based Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Iran and the Stans have made alarming inroads vis a vis Turkey and Persian Gulf states.
During the meeting in Tehran on Thursday, Zarif underlined the need for the further expansion of Tehran-Ankara ties as two Muslim neighboring states, and said Tehran would spare no effort to help promote bilateral ties with Ankara through strengthening of cooperation at major regional bodies, including Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) and the D-8.
Islamabad -- Due to non implementation of a decision taken at a two day ECO Parliamentarians' meeting the first ever General Conference of Parliamentary Assembly of Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) could not be held in December.
For his part, the Pakistani Senate chairman, informed that Iran and Pakistan should expand relations in all fields since they are two important members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
TEHRAN/ANKARA, Jan 20, 2011 (TUR) -- Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu of the Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) called on Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries to make cooperation among themselves.
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