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      ECO Secretariat attended United Nations Environment Assembly

      ECO Secretariat attended United Nations Environment Assembly

      The “Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3)” was convened on 4-6 December 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya under the overarching theme “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”. UNEA-3 brought together over 4,300 delegates, including heads of state, ministers and other delegates from more than 170 Member States, UN officials, inter-governmental organizations, business leaders, civil society representatives, activists and celebrities.

      ECO Secretary General attended Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process meeting in Baku

      ECO Secretary General attended Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process meeting in Baku

      The Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca, represented the Organization in the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process held on 1st of December 2017 in Baku. The Conference was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, Honourable President of Republic of Azerbaijan.

      ECO Secretariat participated at the 28th Energy Charter Conference

      ECO Secretariat participated at the 28th Energy Charter Conference

      The International Energy Charter (IEC) and the Government of Turkmenistan in its capacity as the Chair of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017 jointly organized the 28th Energy Charter Conference (ECC) on 28-29 November 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. ECC is the governing and decision-making body of the Energy Charter Process, having the IGO status, which bring together both the new and the existing member countries of the Energy Charter and provides opportunity for mobilizing support towards the full implementation of the principles of the Energy Charter.

      ECO Secretariat attended the 33rd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC

      ECO Secretariat attended the 33rd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC

      The 33rd Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation was held in Istanbul on November 20-23, 2017.

      ECO delegation attended the ECO-CCI's Executive Committee Meeting in Ankara

      ECO delegation attended the ECO-CCI's Executive Committee Meeting in Ankara

      The 23rd Executive Committee Meeting of the ECO-Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI) was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Lütfi Elvan, Honourable Minister of Development and H.E. Mr. Bülent Tüfenkci, Honourable Minister of Customs and Trade of the Republic of Turkey on 17 November 2017 which was hosted by the Union of the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).

      ECO and Pakistani High level officials discussed preparations for RPC Ministerial Meeting

      ECO and Pakistani High level officials discussed preparations for RPC Ministerial Meeting

      A bilateral Meeting between ECO Secretary General H.E. Mr. Halil Ibarahim Akca and H.E. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was held on 15 November 2017 on the margins of the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) in Ashgabat. The purpose of the talks was to review the latest status of the preparations for 28th ECO Regional Planning Council (RPC) to be attended by the ministers of economy/planning of the ECO Member States. The RPC meeting is scheduled for 11-14 December 2017 in Islamabad.

      ECO Secretariat attended Specialized Committees of the ECO-CCI

      ECO Secretariat attended Specialized Committees of the ECO-CCI

      The Specialized Committee Meetings of the ECO-Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI), namely, Trade Facilitation, Industry and Investment, Transportation, Tourism, Women Entrepreneurs Council (WEC) and Arbitration were held on 15-16 November 2017 hosted by the Unions of the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).

      Secretary General attended Regional Conference on Afghanistan in Ashgabat

      Secretary General attended Regional Conference on Afghanistan in Ashgabat

      On the invitation of the Governments of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca attended the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) held on 14-15 November 2017 in Ashgabat. The Conference was aimed to further strengthen and enhance regional economic cooperation in support of sustainable development and stability in Afghanistan and across the wider region.

      Council of ECO Heads of Customs Administration Convened in Islamabad

      Council of ECO Heads of Customs Administration Convened in Islamabad

      The 8th Meeting of the Council of ECO Heads of Customs Administration (CHCA) was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue and the Minister of State, Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 14 November 2017 in Islamabad. It was also attended by the H.E. Mr. Mikuriya Kunio, Director General of World Customs Organization (WCO).

      4th Meeting of the Sub-Committee of ECO Customs Experts in Islamabad

      4th Meeting of the Sub-Committee of ECO Customs Experts in Islamabad

      The 4th Meeting of the Sub-Committee of ECO Customs Experts (SCOEs) was inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Zahid, Member (Customs), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 13th November, 2017. The Meeting was meant to discuss strengthening cooperation and explore new ways for further collaboration in Customs matters.

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