President ECOSF with his team meets the Acting Chancellor of Payame Noor University of Iran in Tehran

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24 April 2017: President of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro along with his colleagues; Executive Director-Elect Dr. Syed Komail Tayebi and Scientific Officer Engr. Khalil Raza paid a visit to the Payame Noor University (PNU) of Iran in Tehran on April 24th, 2017 and met the Acting Chancellor Prof. A. Akbari. Professor Akbari warmly received the delegation briefed the visitors on the scale of the university. PNU is the only distance education institution in Iran and it is considered largest state university in Iran with over 0.6 million students and it ranked sixth among the world’s open universities and the second in Asia in terms of student population.

Both sides discussed in detail the possible means and ways to strengthen cooperation between ECO Science Foundation and Payame Noor University (PNU) with an international conference, “Asia and the Pacific Economic Forum (APEF)”; of which Prof. Akbari and Prof. Tayyebi are members.  It was agreed in principle to go ahead with planning of the APEF in Iran preferably in 2018 or in the last quarter of 2017; however, Professor Soomro proposed that the focus of the Forum should be ECO Region and thus the ECO Secretariat should also be contacted for possibly joining in the organization of APEF. The proposal was agreed by all the participants.

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