ECO Educational Institute was represented by a delegation headed by President Prof. M. Akif KİREÇCİ. On the first day of the meeting, President Kireçci delivered a statement about ECOEI activities and functions since the last RPC Meeting in January 2019. Prof Kireçci briefed the council on the activities organized by ECOEI, and highlighted the Institute’s commitment to make each and every activity of the ECOEI to be truly multilateral. ECOEI delegation also participated in the sectoral committee meeting on International Affairs and Specialized Agencies, during which ECOEI’s past activities and future projects are discussed.
The Regional Planning Council (RPC) is the main technical planning body of the Economic Cooperation Organization and comprises the heads of the Planning Organizations of the Member States as well as officials and experts from the national sectoral ministries and agencies. RPC convenes its annual meetings to “evolve programs of action for realizing the objectives of the Organization along with a review of past programs and evaluation of results achieved to be submitted to the Council of Ministers.”
Delegations of all the 10 Member States, ECO Observers and Specialized Agencies, Regional Institutions and Affiliated Bodies took part in various sectoral committees to discuss and formulate ECO’s policies and programs on trade, investment, transport, communications, energy, environment, agriculture, industry and tourism. The meeting concluded with the adoption of the ECO Work Programme and ECO Calendar of Events for 2020.