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      ECO Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

      ECO Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

      An eighth Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was virtually hosted by the Republic of Turkey on March 17, 2021 under the chairmanship of the honourable Minister of Interior of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Süleyman Soylu. The event, organized by Disaster & Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of the Ministry of Interior of Turkey, was attended by high-level Representatives of the ECO Member States. The ECO Secretary General, Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour and his delegation also participated in the Conference.

      The 14th ECO Summit

      The 14th ECO Summit

      The Republic of Turkey organized the 14th ECO Summit virtually on March 4, 2021 under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the honourable President of the Republic of Turkey. The event, convened under the theme of ‘Regional Economic Cooperation in the aftermath of COVID-19, was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Imran Khan, the honourable Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. All the ten ECO Heads of States and the ECO Secretary General, as well as the ECO Observers, including the President of Turkish Cypriot State, Secretaries General of the Turkic Council and International Energy Charter were present in the Summit.

      Project Cycle Management for ECO Regional Food Security Programme Introductory Virtual Training  16-17 March 2021

      Project Cycle Management for ECO Regional Food Security Programme Introductory Virtual Training 16-17 March 2021

      Economic Cooperation Organization Regional Coordination Centre for Food Security (ECO-RCC) has organized a virtual introductory training on “Project Cycle Management (PCM)” in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional Office for Central Asia (FAOSEC) between 16-17 March 2021.

      ECO and Eurasian Regional Bodies Hold a Joint Virtual Meeting

      ECO and Eurasian Regional Bodies Hold a Joint Virtual Meeting

      A joint virtual meeting was held amongst the Secretaries General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), International Road Transport Union (IRU), the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA (PS IGC TRACECA), the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council). The event, held on March 15, 2021, was aimed at elaborating the impact of COVID-19 as well as figuring out the possible ways forward to minimize the bearings of the pandemic on the road cargo transportation.

      The ECO Secretariat has participated 1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey on activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM

      The ECO Secretariat has participated 1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey on activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM

      1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey on activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM was virtually held on March 10, 2021. The 1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for discussions and decision concerning the activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM virtually hosted by Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI), was attended by the Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Turkey, ECO Secretariat and ECO-RISCAM. Dr. Alireza Khakifirouz, President of Iranian National Center of Accreditation chaired the meeting.

      ECO Holds 3rd Expert Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

      ECO Holds 3rd Expert Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

      A 3rd Expert Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was virtually organized and hosted by the Disaster &Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), the Ministry of Interior of theRepublic of Turkey, on March 9-10, 2021. The delegates from ECO Member States,ECO Secretariat as well as regional and international organizations participated in the meeting.

      The ECO Secretary General Participates in the First Symposium of the Rectors of ECO Member States Universities

      The ECO Secretary General Participates in the First Symposium of the Rectors of ECO Member States Universities

      The ECO Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour participated in the First Symposium of the Rectors of ECO Member States Universities held virtually on 4 March, 2021. The Symposium was organized by Allahmeh Tabataba’i University of Iran in collaboration with the ECO Specialized Agencies. The Symposium, attended by over 50 participants from the ECO Member States, recognized the significance of innovative and pragmatic approaches for enhanced regional cooperation in the field of education.

      The 14th ECO Summit

      The 14th ECO Summit

      The Republic of Turkey organized the 14th ECO Summit virtually on March 4, 2021 under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the honourable President of the Republic of Turkey. The event, convened under the theme of ‘Regional Economic Cooperation in the aftermath of COVID-19, was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Imran Khan, the honourable Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. All the ten ECO Heads of States and the ECO Secretary General, as well as the ECO Observers, including the President of Turkish Cypriot State, Secretaries General of the Turkic Council and International Energy Charter were present in the Summit.

      The ECO Secretariat has participated in the 14th Tehran International Tourism and Handicrafts Exhibition

      The ECO Secretariat has participated in the 14th Tehran International Tourism and Handicrafts Exhibition

      14th Tehran’s international tourism and handicrafts exhibition inaugurated on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

      ECO Secretary General Attends the Launching Ceremony of the International Year of Peace & Trust

      ECO Secretary General Attends the Launching Ceremony of the International Year of Peace & Trust

      The ECO Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour attended the virtually organized launching ceremony of the International Year of Peace and Trust on January 29, 2021. The event was scheduled in line with the UN Resolution No. 73/338 adopted on September 12, 2019.

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