Tehran hosts 1st ECO ministerial meeting on ICT, telecommunications
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.11/ Trend F.Milad/
In line with necessity of expansion of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) collaborations among ECO member countries, the first ministerial meeting on ICT and telecommunications kicked off in Tehran on Sunday.
An exhibition on potentials and capabilities of ECO member countries on ICT will be held on the sidelines of the meeting, the IRNA News agency reported.
The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental organization involving seven Asian and three Eurasian nations, part of the South-central Asian Union.
It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. The ECO is an ad hoc organization under the United Nations Charter. The common objective is to establish a single market for goods and services, much like the European Union.
ECO's secretariat and cultural department are located in Tehran, its economic bureau is in Turkey and its scientific bureau is situated in Pakistan. The organization's population is 416,046,863 and the area is 8,620,697 km². The organization was founded by Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.