0250 GMT November 29, 2021
Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi will travel to Ashgabat on Saturday to take part in the 15th Summit of Heads of Member States of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO Summit).
Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, Raeisi will visit Turkmenistan at the invitation of his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, IRNA reported.
He will deliver a speech at the summit, elaborating on the Islamic Republic’s stances on as well as suggestions for strengthening regional and international relations, particularly, cooperation and economic transactions among ECO member states.
Raeisi is expected to discuss ways to develop bilateral ties in separate meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the summit.
Meeting with Iranian businessmen and nationals living in Turkmenistan is among the other goals of his visit.
The 15th ECO Summit will be held on November 28.
ECO is an Asian political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1985 in Tehran by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. It provides a platform to discuss ways to accelerate development and promote trade and investment opportunities.
The 10 ECO member states are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.