“Azerbaijan is an active member of ECO. Our relations with the ECO Member States are based on friendship and mutual respect. We also enjoy fruitful cooperation with the ECO Member States within international platforms, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement,” said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, APA reports.
“During the 14th ECO Summit this March, the Charter of the ECO Research Center was signed. I express my gratitude to the Member States for supporting the initiative of the late President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. Azerbaijan will do its utmost for the efficient functioning of the Center based in our country. I invite remaining Member States to join this important initiative,” the head of state added.