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      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.

      Earthquake in ECO Region

      Earthquake in ECO Region

      An earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale hit western provinces in the Islamic Republic of Iran on 12 November 2017 which has claimed hundreds loss of life, leaving behind thousands of injured and affected people. ECO Secretariat would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for this tragic disaster.

      Secretary General attended the High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

      Secretary General attended the High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia

      On the invitation of the Government of Uzbekistan, the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca participated in the “International High-level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia” held on 10-11 November 2017 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

      ECO Secretary General attended Trans Eurasia International Conference in Astana

      ECO Secretary General attended Trans Eurasia International Conference in Astana

      Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca, ECO Secretary General, participated in the “10th Trans Eurasia International Conference on Transport and Transit Potential”, hosted by Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development on 2nd November 2017 in Astana. About 300 participants from the Eurasian countries, representing public and private sectors and transport sector, diplomatic corps in Republic of Kazakhstan, and regional and international organizations, financial institutions, transport associations and companies were present in the Conference.

      ICRC delegation visited the ECO Secretariat

      ICRC delegation visited the ECO Secretariat

      A delegation from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the ECO Secretariat in Tehran on 1 November 2017 and met with ECO Deputy Secretary General Mr. Seyed Jalaledin Alavi Sabzevari and relevant officials of the Secretariat.

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