The Desk for Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO):
Established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, ECO's main objective is to promote economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member-states. Afghanistan joined ECO in 1992, but played its role as an active member after 2001. For Afghanistan, the ECO region is home to rich and ample resources and available opportunities that if used properly, can overcome most of the current problems. The ECO region has the potential to turn into a hub of inclusive cooperation and integration. Since 2001, ECO has funded numerous projects in Afghanistan, mainly concentrating on promoting condition for sustainable economic development.