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ECO ministers to meet in Kabul on Sunday

ECO ministers to meet in Kabul on Sunday

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Mar 12, 2011 - 19:35

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): A ministerial meeting of the nine-member Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECCinfo-icon) will be held in Kabul on Sunday, an official on Saturday.

Information and culture ministers from Afghanistaninfo-icon, Pakistaninfo-icon, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan will discuss issues of common interest.

Formed in 1985, the organisation -- formerly known as Regional Cooperation for Development -- seeks to promote cultural and economic cooperation among member countries.

Flanked by his counterparts from Tajikistan, Iran and Pakistan, Minister of Information Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen told a press conference in Kabul ambassadors of some member states would attend the event.

Regional cultural problems and preparations for declaring Ghazni City as Islamic cultural centre would also be discussed, Raheen said. During Ghaznavid rule, the southern city was a great seat of learning and centre of Islamic civilisation.

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