The 19th Council of Ministers’ Meeting
( Istanbul, December 22, 2010)
The Nineteenth Meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held in Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey, on 22nd December, 2010. The meeting was attended by delegations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The representatives of ECO Specialized Agencies and Regional Institutions also participated in the meeting. Also, present in the meeting were the representatives of the Turkish Cypriot State, Developing 8 (D-8), International Road Union (IRU) and Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).
The Republic of Turkey, as the host country of the 19th ECO COM and 11th ECO Summit, proposed the “ Mid-Term Evaluation of the ECO Vision 2015” as the theme of these high level meetings. The “Mid-Term Evaluation of the ECO Vision 2015” was considered by the Senior Officials’ Meeting and a report on the outcome of the deliberations was submitted to the Council of Ministers. It was included in the Report of the Chairman of 19th COM and also submitted to the 11th Summit.