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      ECO Secretary General attended the Board of Trustees of ECOEI
      ECO Secretary General Ambassador Halil Ibrahim AKCA joined the "2nd Meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ECO Educational Institute (ECOEI)" held in Istanbul on 26 July 2017. The Meeting was hosted by H.E. Ismet Yilmaz, Minister of National Education of Republic of Turkey. Ministers, Deputy Ministers and high level officials from Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan attended the Meeting. Minister of Education of Turkish Cypriot State also participated in the Meeting as special guest.
      ECO Secretary General delivered a statement in the opening of the Meeting briefly informing delegations about ECO activities and underlined the importance of the educational cooperation within ECO Region. He highlighted that this Meeting constitutes a new chapter for cooperation where support by the Member States is essential for the success of the Institute. He also stressed that the ECO Member States give priority to educational cooperation, and the ECO Vision 2025, adopted during the 22nd COM/13th Summit in March this year, envisions educated societies within the Region for the success of the Vision.
      The Meeting discussed on how to re-activate the ECO Educational Institute where participating Members agreed to support Institute in its activities. The Meeting also agreed on the new scale of assessments, two-year work programme as well as annual budget of the Institute for 2018. The BoT also agreed to recommend Mr. Mehmet Akif Kirecci from Turkey as the new President of the Institute. The President is supposed to be appointed by the ECO Council of Ministers.

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