The Turkic Council delegation led by H.E. Mr. Baghdad Amreyev, the Secretary General of Turkic Council, visited ECO Secretariat on 7-8 April 2019 for paving a way to strengthen cooperative relations between the two organizations.
On 7 April, 2019 the visiting delegation headed by Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Ömer Kocaman, held a joint meeting with ECO Deputies Secretary General, Ambassador Dr. Huseyin Avni Bicakli and Mr. Kanan Nazarov, followed by the bilateral meetings with Directors and Program Officers of ECO.
During the joint meeting, Turkic Council delegation was briefed by ECO Deputies Secretary General about the ongoing ECO’s activities and possible ECO-Turkic Council cooperation in various sectors including trade and investment, infrastructure development, tourism promotion and collaboration in education field. The Turkic Council delegation also shared information and experience in specific areas such as trade and investment, customs and transport, tourism, agriculture and education. The two sides emphasized the need to render the relationship more productive and meaningful in the light of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the two sides in 2014.
During the technical bilateral meetings, both sides held a detailed discussion on potential areas of cooperation in line with the MoU between ECO and Turkic Council and finalized a comprehensive plan of action for the next two year in the form of first ever Work Programme between the two organizations covering key areas of trade and investment, transport and customs, tourism, education, agriculture and energy.
On 8 April 2019, the Secretary General of Turkic Council, H.E. Mr. Baghdad Amreyev, paid visit to the ECO Secretariat and held a meeting with the Secretary General of ECO, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour. Dr. Soleimanpour welcomed the Secretary General of Turkic Council and thanked Mr. Amreyev to visit the ECO Secretariat in order to strengthen cooperative relations between the two organizations. Expressing his gratitude for the hospitality extended by the ECO Secretariat during the visit, the Secretary General of the Turkic Council highlighted the potential of cooperation between the ECO and Turkic Council. The two leaders resolved to translate relations between the two organizations into tangible actions in the spirit of friendship, cooperation and mutual benefits. They also conveyed their appreciation to the concerned officials of the two Secretariats for their efforts and contributions in finalizing the Work Programme that would be proved a beginning of new era in the relationship between the two sister organizations..