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Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. ECO is the successor of the Regional Co-operation for Development (RCD) which was first established in 1964. ECO was later expanded in 1992 to include seven new members: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The objectives of the organization, stipulated in its Charter, the Treaty of Izmir, include the promotion of conditions for sustained economic growth in the region. While transport and communications, trade and investment, and energy are the high priority areas in ECO’s scheme of work, other fields of co-operation such as industry, agriculture, health, science and education, drug control and human development are also on the agenda.

Keywords

Member Country Sustained Economic Growth Fiji Island High Priority Area Development Finance Institution 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003

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  • Barry Turner

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