Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey meet in Tehran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamadyarov held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu in Iran's capital, Tehran, on November 26.
The two sides discussed bilateral ties at the meeting, which was held at the sidelines of the 21st Meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Fars News Agency reported.
ECO ministerial meeting kicked off in Tehran on November 26.
The two-day meeting began with the presence of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Press TV reported.
During the meeting, Iran took over the chairmanship of the ECO Council of Ministers from Azerbaijan Republic.
ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among member states.
The organization was expanded in 1992 to include seven new members, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
ECO provides its members with a platform to discuss ways of improving economic development, and promoting trade and investment opportunities.