Azerbaijan, Baku, November 24 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
Police Chiefs of OEC member states met in Tehran yesterday and held discussions over charter of a new organization to be called ECOPOL, Iranian newspaper Hamshahrionline reported.
Iran Chief Law Enforcer Ismail Ahmadi Mugaddam said official Tehran backs the establishment of the OEC joint police organization.
"ECOPOL establishment has already received backing from OEC member states. Once its Charter is approved, the organization will begin to operate," Mugaddam noted.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC) is an intergovernmental regional organization created by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey in 1985 to promote economic, technical and cultural cooperation. Seven new members - Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan - joined the organization in 1992. The organization got the observer status at the UN in 1993 and a year later - in the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)