ECO Secretariat attended the 33rd Ministerial Session of the COMCEC
The 33rd Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation was held in Istanbul on November 20-23, 2017. The Ministers and high-level representatives of the Member States as well as high level representatives of the international and regional organizations attended the Ministerial Session, which was chaired by H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey and Chairman of the COMCEC. This year, the Ministers exchanged views on the theme of “Development of Trans-Border Transport Corridors in the OIC Member Countries".
Deputy Secretary General Mr. Kanan Nazarov represented ECO at this important event who also attended Reception of the Heads of Delegation by the President of the Republic of Turkey. Mr. Nazarov participated in the Special Sessions on the themes of “Private Sector Perspective on Transnational Transport Corridors", “Governance of Transnational Transport Corridors”, “Economic Impacts of Transnational Transport Corridors” and “Developing Special Transnational Transport Corridors”.
The Ministerial Working Session of the COMCEC was held under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Development of the Republic of Turkey. Ministers and Heads of delegations of Member Countries made presentations on their country experiences with regard to transnational transport corridors. As an outcome of the Ministerial Session, the participants adopted the Resolution of the 33rd Session of COMCEC and Ministerial Declaration on Improving Transnational Transport Corridors in the OIC Member States.
Mr. Nazarov also had deliberations with high level representatives of COMCEC, SESRIC, D-8 and OTIF on the sidelines of the Session.