Uzbekistan hosts Economic Cooperation Organization summit

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The 16th summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC) has commenced under the chairmanship of Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Uzbek capital of Tashkent, "Dunyo" reports.

The event is attended by the heads of states and governments of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey.

The agenda includes discussions on the further expansion of trade, economic, investment, transport, communication, and humanitarian cooperation within the framework of the OEC, as well as the improvement of the activities of this multilateral structure.

On the sidelines of the summit, a number of bilateral meetings of heads of state and government took place. President Mirziyoyev held talks with the presidents of Central Asian countries and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation was established in 1985 with a permanent secretariat based in Tehran. Uzbekistan has been a member of the OEC since 1992.

November 9, 2023