The 29th Meeting of the Regional Planning Council (RPC), which had started on 17th December 2018, concluded its work in Tehran on 20th December 2018. The closing session of the meeting was attended by delegations from the ECO Member States and observers, as well as heads and officials of the ECO Regional Institutions, Specialized Agencies and Affiliated Bodies.
During the RPC 8 sectoral committees discussed various issues related to “Trade and Investment”, “Transport and Communications”, ” Energy, Mineral and Environment”, “Agriculture, Industry and Tourism”, “Projects, Economic Research and Statistics”, “Human Resources and Sustainable Development”, “Drugs and Organized Crime Coordination”, and “ECO Regional Institutions/Specialized Agencies/Affiliated Bodies and International Relations “. At the closing session the Draft Report, Work Program 2019 and the Calendar of Events 2019 were adopted by the Council, which will be implemented in the upcoming year.
On the sidelines of the Council, ECO Secretary General held consultations with the heads of delegations of the Member States, Observers as well as ECO Regional Institutions/Specialized Agencies/Affiliated Bodies.Bottom of Form
Speaking at the closing session, ECO Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour touched upon the issues of the importance of the new orientation of the organization towards a project oriented one and thanked member countries for their proposal to hold Ministerial Meetings in the coming year. The Secretary General also appreciated the participants and the ECO staff for their hard works for the successful conclusion of the meeting.
Taking the floor Chairman H.E. Emomzoda Nematullo thanked the participants and the staff of ECO for the successful organization of the meeting. The representatives of the Member States also reassured the importance of the ECO and their commitment to it and appreciated the Secretariat for the successful organization of the meetings.
The next RPC meeting will be held on 14-17 January 2020 in the ECO Secretariat.