“I would like to express my gratitude to my brother, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Malikguliyevich Berdimuhamedov for the hospitality and congratulate Turkmenistan with successful chairmanship in the Economic Cooperation Organization. Using this opportunity, I would like to congratulate brotherly Uzbekistan for assuming the ECO chairmanship and wish every success in leading the Organization,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the 15th ECO Summit in Ashgabat, Report informs via Azertag.
“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.
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 the remaining Member States to join this important initiative,” the head of state said.