Secretary General of ECO Convenes a Meeting of Specialized Agencies at the ECO Secretariat in Tehran, February 04, 2018

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ECO Secretary General H.E. Mr. Halil Ibrahim Akca convened in ECO Secretariat Tehran, a meeting of the Presidents of ECO’s Specialized Agencies; viz., ECO Cultural Institute (Tehran- Iran), ECO Science Foundation (Islamabad- Pakistan) and the ECO Educational Institute based in Ankara- Turkey on February 4, 2018.  Purpose of the meeting was to discuss various issues of the three specialized agencies of ECO. The meeting chaired by the Secretary General, was attended by the heads of ECO Specialized Agencies; President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECO Educational Institute (ECOEI) Prof. Dr. Akif Kirecci and the President of ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, along with Deputy Secretary General of ECO and other concerned staff of the CO Secretariat. The meeting deliberated on various issues of the ECO Specialized Agencies with special reference to their management and budgetary matters. The President ECOSF was particularly requested by the Secretary General to share the experiences of establishment and management of the ECO Science Foundation, which in a short span of time and with much less core funding, has made good progress. The findings of the meeting would be presented in the next meeting of the ECO Council of Ministers (ECO COM) expected to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during April 2018.

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