The 26th Meeting of the ECO Council of Ministers (COM) held in Tashkent on January 24, 2023 was chaired by the Acting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Bakhtiyor Saidov.
The Honourable Foreign Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Türkiye, Turkmenistan participated in the meeting. The ECO Secretary General also attended the event.
The Meeting reviewed previous activities of the ECO as well as approved some fresh proposals as recommended by the Senior Officials who met on January 23, 2023. Moreover, the Meeting adopted “Tashkent Communique” that focusses on enhanced regional cooperation and collaboration amongst the Member States. The document further endorses ECO activities being undertaken to increase global visibility of the Organization as well as its working partnerships with other regional and international institutions.