EghtesadOnline: The 28th Executive Committee and the 18th General Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI) is scheduled to hold a web conference on Oct. 19.
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, will take part in the conference, the news portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture reported.
Specialized committees on transportation, trade facilitation, tourism, arbitration, industry, investments, promotion of SMEs and women entrepreneurs are to be held during the virtual event, during which previous agreements will be followed up and ways of eliminating cooperation barriers will be surveyed.
As of Oct. 19, Iran will head ECO-CCI for two years.
The Economic Cooperation Organization, founded in 1985 in Tehran by Iran, Turkey and Pakistan, is the second largest regional organization after the European Union in terms of geography (close to 8 million square meters) and population (over 463 million).
ECO’s cultural institute is located in Iran, its economic bureau is in Turkey and its scientific office is in Pakistan.
ECO members’ main exports consist of oil and gas, textile, steel, minerals, chemical products and grains, while their imports include energy, vehicles and machinery.