1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey on activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM was virtually held on March 10, 2021. The 1st Joint Meeting by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for discussions and decision concerning the activation of Technical Management Boards of ECO-RISCAM virtually hosted by Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI), was attended by the Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Turkey, ECO Secretariat and ECO-RISCAM. Dr. Alireza Khakifirouz, President of Iranian National Center of Accreditation chaired the meeting.
The meeting discussed, inter alia, activation of Technical Management Boards. Other issues taken into account during the interaction were activities in the area of standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation and metrology in 2021-2.
The Statute of ECO Regional Institute for Standardization, Conformity Assessment, Accreditation and Metrology (RISCAM) was approved by the 18th Council of Minister (COM) along with the Road Map for its provisional implementation. The official opening ceremony of the Central Secretariat of ECO- RISCAM and its Technical Management Board of Conformity Assessment was held on 14 December, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. The Secretariats of the Technical Management Board (TMB) of Standardization and Accreditation will be located in Turkey, Metrology in Pakistan and Conformity Assessment in Iran.
The ECO Vision 2025 has mandated the ECO-RISCAM to work for developing industrial standards and encouraging of green industries and services for the region.
The participants agreed to make all possible efforts for an increased level of cooperation and collaboration in the relevant areas of activities.