Within the framework of his contacts at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami has met with Shamil Aleskerov, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), of which the TRNC is an observing member.
In addition to providing Secretary General Aleskerov with information on the most recent developments pertaining to the ongoing negotiation process in Cyprus, Foreign Minister Nami underlined that developing relations with the ECO would be greatly beneficial, both to member countries, as well as the Turkish Cypriot economy. Foreign Minister Nami also emphasized the reality that the water and electrical energy to be obtained from Turkey in the near future will bring new investments opportunities and called on entrepreneurs from ECO member countries to invest in the TRNC.

ECO Secretary General Aleskerov expressed his content for meeting with Foreign Minister Nami and emphasized that he is in favor of improving the economic relations between ECO member countries and the TRNC, underlining that in order to accomplish this, the communication between the TRNC and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of ECO member countries must be developed.