Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Huseyin Avni Bicakli participated in the session’s meetings.of the 74th UN General Assembly on 27 September 2019 in New York and represented the ECO in the capacity of observer.
At the session, Heads of State/Government, foreign ministers and high level officials of the UN Member States and observers delivered formal statements addressing a wide array of international issues such as development, peace and security, international and humanitarian law, etc. They mostly focused on the importance of the security issues and the need for greater global cooperation and called for stronger and more flexible reformed UN to tackle global crises; more effective economic assistance and aides by developed to developing countries; need to enhance the role of multilateralism; etc.
An ECO delegation headed by Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Huseyin Avni Bicakli participated as well in the 26th Informal Meeting of ECO Council of Ministers. Technical and logistical arrangements and services of the meeting were provided by Assistant Director Mr. Salohoddin Kiromov. The Informal Meeting was held on 27 September 2019 on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and co-chaired and hosted by H.E. Mr. Mevlut Çavuإںoؤںlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
Deputy Secretary General Bicakli briefed the Council on the activities of the Organization since the last informal Council of Ministers Meeting held in September 2018 in New York. Deputy Secretary General also addressed the ongoing ECO projects and programmes and external relations, including relations with other regional and international organizations.
During the Meeting the Ministers/Heads of Delegation made statements/remarks elaborating their views on the regional cooperation in the framework of ECO. They also shared with the Council their views on relevant regional and global developments since last COM Meeting.
At the end of the Meeting, the Council expressed appreciation to the Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Turkey, particularly their Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Missions in New York for the excellent arrangements in organizing this Informal COM Meeting. Efforts of the ECO Secretariat and its team for preparation and coordination for the Meeting were also appreciated by the Council.