The next meeting of the Asian Consultations on Cooperation and Trust (ACCT) experts will take place in the first part of June in Astana, Trend reports.
The meeting will be held on the Eve of the summit of organization` s heads of states, scheduled for June 17. Issues of military, political, economic and cultural cooperation and trust in the region will be discussed. The above mentioned issues will first be discussed at the summit.
ACCT was founded in 1992 at the initiative of the Kazakh president, N. Nazarbayev. The first summit of the ACCT heads of states was held in June 2002. Organization has 16 member- states Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Whereas, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine and Vietnam have an observer status in the organization. UN, OSCE and Arab states leagues are also represented in ACCT.