The 16th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Member States kicked off on Thursday, in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan.
In the group photo of the leaders of the member states of the ECO summit, the flag and representative of Afghanistan is missing.
The leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey are present at the ECO summit.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the president of Uzbekistan, is the head of this round of the ECO summit.
The participants will discuss economic cooperation, investment, transportation, and the development of industrial cooperation during the ECO summit.
The Economic Cooperation Organisation, which is a regional intergovernmental economic structure, was established in 1984 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, and its headquarters is in Tehran. Afghanistan and seven central Asian countries that had taken independence from the former Soviet Union received membership in the organisation in 1992.