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The 28th Executive Committee and the 18th General Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI) was held as  a web conference on October 19,2020.

20 October 2020

The 28th Executive Committee and the 18th General Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI) was held as a web conference on October 19, deputy for international affairs of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) said.

Representatives from all 10 ECO members, namely Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, along with officials of ECO’s Secretariat in Tehran and ECO Trade and Development Bank, took  part in the conference..

Specialized committees on transportation, trade facilitation, tourism, arbitration, industry, investments, promotion of SMEs and women entrepreneurs presented their reports of activity  during the virtual event, at  which previous agreements were  followed up and ways of eliminating cooperation barriers were  surveyed.

As of Oct. 19 and as per the ECO CCI Statute, Iran will preside over the  ECO-CCI for two years.

At this meeting  H.E G.H Shafei President ICCIMA and ECO CCI  delivered a speech  hailing the efforts of H.E Azarakhsh Hafizi’s  efforts in leading the ECO CCI  during his tenure as the President of the ECO CCI stating that  the intra ECO Trade is inadequate and needs to be fortified in due manner by collaboration of member states.

 After presenting the report of the specialized committees ( for which the reports of the activities of the Tourism and Wemon Entrepreneurs Council were conducted by the Iranian deeates), according to paragraph 2 of the statute of the ECO CCI , the Presidency  of ECO CCI  chamber was transferred from Afghanistan to Iran.

At this meeting  Mohammad Reza Karbasi, Secretary General of the Iranian Committee of the ECO CCI  and Deputy for International Affairs of the Iran Chamber named Trade and Investment especially  implementation of the intra ECO agreements ECOTA in particular with a new approach, Tourism in the ECO region, especially health tourism, and the development of rail and road transport corridors, including KTAI and ITI, and their expansion and marketing with the help of the private sector were the most important issues facing the ECO Chamber in the new era.

Mr Seyed Hossein  Salimi  Board Member INC of ECO CCI reiterated the proposal for joint manufacturing of a car by the ECO member states namely ECO car which was already distributed among the member chambers   and called for formation of a joint technical committee to discuss the details and implementation of this plan which was highly welcomed by the house.

Source: INC of ECO CCI Editorial

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