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      ECO SG visits Uzbekistan on Transport Talks
      (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) The Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour has taken part in the International High-Level Conference on “Central Asia in the System of International Transport Corridors: Strategic Perspectives and Unrealized Opportunities” on September 20-21, 2018.
      Recognizing the increasing role of Uzbekistan in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Secretary General accepted the invitation of the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr Achilbay Ramatov, to attend the meeting in a bid to promote the development of the transit-transport potential of the region.
      Speaking at the session, Dr. Soleimanpour underlined the prominent role of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the development and progress of his country, particularly his role in turning Uzbekistan into a strategic transport and transit hub for the region.
      The Secretary General also emphasized on the role of the Economic Cooperation Organization in coordinating and promoting cooperation between Member States and provided the latest developments with regards to the ECO Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA). The Secretariat has also plans to reinforce cooperation with regional and international organizations in order to improve regional connectivity and trade within the ECO Region and beyond, he added.
      During the trip, the Secretary General also met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Trade, Khodjaev Jamshid Abduhakimovich and other senior officials from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy. In his sessions Dr. Soleimanpour presented the “ECO Transit Transport Framework Agreement & Non-Paper on benefits for the Member States on signing ECO-TTFA” and the “Non-paper on benefits for Uzbekistan on signing ECO Trade Agreement (ECOTA)” which was produced specifically for Uzbekistan.

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