The 20th Meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will be held on , Azerbaijan. On the same day, the ECO-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting will also take place. The high level meetings will be preceded by the Senior Official Meeting scheduled for 13-14 October 2012.
The COM will account for the reports of the ECO and its institutions on progress achieved in the main activity area of the ECO that focus, among others, on transport, trade, energy, environment and agriculture covering the period 2011-2012. The Meeting will adopt substantial decisions on the new initiatives and activities reflected in the Work Programme planned for 2012-13. Participation of the ECO and its regional bodies and institutions as well as broad international community is expected.
The above meetings will be concluded by the 12th Summit of Heads of State/Government of ECO which will make nearly two decades of sustainable functioning of the regional organization, 2nd largest in the world. The Summit will be held on 16th October 2012 in Baku. A Baku Declaration, encompassing vision and guidance for the organization, will be issued at the end of the Summit