Definition : Central Treaty Organization
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What does CENTO mean?

Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), originally known as the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) or Baghdad Pact, was a mutual defense and economic cooperation pact. It was formed in 1955 by Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It was dissolved in 1979.