33rd Meeting of ECO Regional Planning Council in Tehran - 16-19 January 2023

ECO Educational Institute participated in the 33rd ECO Regional Planning Council (RPC) held in Tehran between 16-19 January 2023. ECO Educational Institute was represented by President Prof. M. Akif Kireçci who was accompanied by his delegation.

33rd Meeting of ECO Regional Planning Council in Tehran - 16-19 January 2023
22 January 2023

President Kireçci delivered a statement at the plenary session on the first day of the RPC. In his statement, President Kireçci first explained the conclusion of the ratification of the Host Country Agreement, which guarantees the legal status of the Institute as a diplomatic mission. He later informed the RPC about a series of high-level meetings, academic activities and publications by the ECOEI. These included the publication of the edited book Connectivities and Common Legacies in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey in August 2022, workshops on basic science education, and a symposium on education thinkers. He also talked about the full-fledged web portal StudyinECO.org. In his speech, he stated that the ECO Educational Institute has come a long way since its inception and will continue to thrive as an indispensable tool for the progress of ECO Member States. Finally, President Kireçci invited the Governments of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to join the Institute and become full members.

During the RPC, the ECO's policies and programmes on trade, investment, transport, communications, energy, environment, agriculture, industry,human resources, sustainable development and tourism were discussed in eight sectoral committees with the participation of delegations from the Member States, ECO Observers, Specialized Agencies, Regional Institutions, and Affiliated Bodies. The ECO Work Programme and ECO Calendar of Events for 2023 were adopted at the meeting's conclusion.

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33. RPC Meeting