The Meeting started with the greetings of H. E. Deputy Secretary General Hüseyin Avni Bıçaklı and an opening statement made by the President of the ECOEI Prof. M. Akif Kireçci. The meeting continued with the statements of the President of the ECO Science Foundation Prof. Syed Komail Tayebi, and the President of the ECO Cultural Institute Murodjon Buriboev. The Presidents of ECO Specialized Agencies updated each other on the current activities and projects of their Institutes.
At the meeting, activities and objectives that can be developed together on the institutional level, university level and state level were discussed. The parties also elaborated on how to establish institutional channels firstly among affiliated institutions and then among universities or cultural centers. The Heads of Specialized Agencies reached an agreement on establishing a mechanism to ensure better communication between the Institutes.They also agreed on compiling a list of common challenges that are being faced and work together to plan a strategy to overcome them.
The next Consultation Meeting is planned to be held alongside with the 26th Meeting ECO Council of Ministers (CoM) on November 30-December 1, 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.