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      ECO Secretary General meets Iranian Foreign Minister

      ECO Secretary General meets Iranian Foreign Minister

      (Tehran, Iran) The Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour met with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the issues of mutual interest, including connectivity and commerce in the region.

      Secretary General’s Visit of Azerbaijan

      Secretary General’s Visit of Azerbaijan

      The Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour represented the ECO in the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku on 2nd of May 2019. The Forum was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

      ECO Secretariat participated in the 7th World Health Summit in Kish Island

      ECO Secretariat participated in the 7th World Health Summit in Kish Island

      ECO Secretariat participated in the 7th World Health Summit on 29-30 April, 2019, in Kish Island, I.R. Iran, upon the invitation sent by the Iranian authorities. The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Through the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, it is organized in collaboration with all National Academies of Medicine and Science.

      Visit of European Commission's Delegation to the ECO Secretariat

      Visit of European Commission's Delegation to the ECO Secretariat

      A three member delegation of the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) led by Mr. Micha Ramakers, Deputy Head of Unit, Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia, DG-DEVCO, visited ECO Secretariat on 18 April 2019 for paving a way to strengthen cooperative relations between the two organizations.

      5th International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival

      5th International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival

      The Fifth International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival was held in Zanjan, Iran on 18-21 April 2019 by hosting Zanjan Provincial “Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization”. This festival was attended by the ECO Member States and Silk Road members including Afghanistan, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Oman, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan, as well as Commercial representatives of Russian. A sizeable number of local restaurants and handicrafts producers also showed up in the Event this year.

      Visit of the First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan to   the ECO Secretariat, Tehran (11th April, 2019)

      Visit of the First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the ECO Secretariat, Tehran (11th April, 2019)

      H.E. Mr. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ashgat Orazba, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Tehran, visited the ECO Secretariat on 11 April 2019 to meet with the Secretary General of the ECO, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour.

      Inception Meeting of KTI Railway

      Inception Meeting of KTI Railway

      The inception meeting for the Study Project on Commercialization of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran (KTI) Railway Corridor was held on 10 -11 April 2019 at the ECO Secretariat, Tehran. The meeting was attended by the delegations from the concerned authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan including private sector. Delegations from the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation also attended the meeting to share their expertise in running Europe-Asia corridors. The meeting was jointly organized by Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), International Consultants and the ECO.

      Turkic Council Secretary General Visit to ECO Secretariat

      Turkic Council Secretary General Visit to ECO Secretariat

      The Turkic Council delegation led by H.E. Mr. Baghdad Amreyev, the Secretary General of Turkic Council, visited ECO Secretariat on 7-8 April 2019 for paving a way to strengthen cooperative relations between the two organizations.

      ECO Participates in the UNCITRAL Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

      ECO Participates in the UNCITRAL Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

      On the invitation of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), ECO representative from the Trade Section for the first time participated in its Working Group-I Meeting themed Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), 32nd Session,

      ECO Secretary General's Visit of Pakistan: Meeting with the Prime Minister

      ECO Secretary General's Visit of Pakistan: Meeting with the Prime Minister

      Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour visited Islamabad from 12-15 March 2019 on his first visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since he assumed the office of the Secretary General in August last year.

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