New Kazakhstan Representative to ECO Presents his Credentials to the Secretary General
The recently appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Iran, H.E. Mr. Ashgat Orazbay presented his letter of credence to the Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour at the ECO Secretariat on February 3, 2019.
During their meeting, the ECO Secretary General, while extending warm felicitations to the visiting Ambassador for assuming his new post, stated that the Republic of Kazakhstan, being fourth biggest contributor to the ECO budget holds a very prominent position in the ECO’s affairs.
The Secretary General emphasized on the importance of regional cooperation among member and neighboring states to boost the national and regional economic growth and development, adding that in this regard the increasing participation of Kazakhstan in the ECO carries a particular significance. The ECO Secretary General also thanked Ambassador Orazbay for his valuable contributions to the ECO for his efforts during his tenure as the ECO Secretary General.
Ambassador Orazbay highlighted the great importance that Kazakhstan attaches to ECO as a significant organization at a strategic location. He particularly underlined the importance of multilateral relations in the ECO region and willingness of Kazakhstan to make significant contributions to the realization of the objectives of the Organization in the coming period.