OEC MEMBERS POSTPONE MEETING
The 15th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization on Economic Cooperation (OEC) member countries, originally scheduled for Saturday and to be held in Astana, was adjourned to 1 October 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Trend.
The postponement was explained with the busy schedule of the participants.
The new date is already coordinated with the ministers of OEC countries, as well as the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov. The initial variant of the program of the session was viewed in the Keshm island of Iran on 24-25 June during a gathering of the OECвЂ™s permanent representatives, which focused on the further ways of development of trade-economic cooperation among the countries of the region, as well as the financial report of the OEC for 2004, the project on establishment of a consulting engineering company of OEC, a new trade cooperation project titled вЂ�ESOTAвЂ™.
The same issues will be discussed by the Foreign Ministers of OEC member-countries.
The OEC unites 10 countries with the population of 300 million. This international organization was founded in 1985 by the three countries: Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. Later, in 1992, 6 more post-Soviet countries joined the organization: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan joined the OEC the last.