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      ECO Deputy Secretary General attends International Symposium on Financing for Development
      The Deputy Secretary General of ECO Secretariat Dr. Huseyin Avni BICAKLI has attended an International Symposium on Financing for Development, between 22 and 23 November 2018 in Istanbul Turkey, jointly organized by SESRIC and the Islamic Development Bank. The symposium was held under the theme of "Thinking Innovative Solutions to Persistent Development Challenges” and was attended by representatives of national institutions, international organizations, private sector and academia. The Symposium elaborated the opportunities for innovative financing mechanisms, as well as effective utilization modalities of existing resources for financing development in developing countries, with a particular focus on OIC member countries. It also highlighted and discussed the growing role of some OIC member countries as development financiers and emerging donors in achieving global development goals.

      Dr. Bicakli has delivered a presentation which covered background information, main economic and sectoral indicators, and also investment and project opportunities of ECO Member States, in the Plenary Session 4: South-South Cooperation in Financing for Development. Furthermore, he underlined that ECO is willing to intensify co-operation on SDGs with all stakeholders, especially for making partnership & advocacy for sustainable development of Afghanistan.

      Aside from the Panel, DSG has met with the Secretary General of SESRIC, Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya. The two Ambassadors have agreed on meeting in the near future to discuss further tangible collaboration projects based on the MoU signed between ECO & SESRIC.

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