“ECO Day 2016” was celebrated on 7 December 2016 in Tehran Espinas Palace Hotel. Ambassadors and representatives of the Tehran diplomatic corps, high-ranking authorities from the host country, as well as high level officials and representatives of Member States, who were in Tehran for RPC meeting, attended the commemoration ceremony.
In his welcoming remarks to the large audience, the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca highlighted the importance of the regional cooperation within ECO framework in the last 3 decades and hoped that in future, particularly in the light of the new emerging ECO Vision 2025, Member States will realize further achievements.
H.E. Dr. Seyed Abbas Araghchi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran also made his statement at the Event. He recalled the history of ECO since its inception and expansion and assured the audience of the continued support of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ECO and its activities.
The Event marked the establishment of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), created by Iran, Turkey and Pakistan in 1985 and enlarged to a 10-country organization in 1992.