FM Due to Visit Afghanistan This Week

A03437405.jpgIranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is due to Leave Tehran for Herat, Afghanistan late this week to attend the 17th ministerial meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). The foreign ministers of the member states are scheduled to convene in Herat to attend a meeting on October 20.

The Economic Cooperation Organization which was established in 1985 in pursuit of the promotion of economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member states has now turned into a powerful body.

The organization was founded by Iran, Turkey and Pakistan but Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan jointed the block afterwards.

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