25th Meeting of the Council of Permanent Representatives ( CPR) of ECI

25th Meeting of the Council of Permanent Representatives ( CPR) of ECI Member States  was held on 24 April 2017  at the ECI Headquarters ( Tehran) with participation of the Ambassadors of the Member states (Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan), representatives of MFA IRI and Secretariat of ECO .

At the mentioned Meeting, which was  held under the Chairman of the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. NEmatullo Emomzoda, the items about adoption of the Agenda, the budgetary issues, status of the payment of the member state`s arrears, adoption of the proposed ECI Work Program for 2017 and the 7th meeting of ECI Broad of Trustees ( BoT)  was discussed.     

Celebration of Nawruz in Tehran

On April 7th of 2017 the celebration of international holiday of " Nawruz" with participation of Tajik citizens and students was held at the premises of Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Tehran.  

The Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Nematullo Emomzoda congratulated participants on this occasion, and highlighted the economic and social progress and developments during the period of independence. While emphasizing the role of the Founder of the Peace and National Unity – the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon  in this regards, the Ambassador noted the policy and initiatives, and last Address by the President to the Parliament of the Republic and its vital important points, 20th years of national unity, the proclamation of 2017 as a year of youth, the International decade for Action," Water for Sustainable Development" 2018-2028. He further invited the compatriots to actively participate and contribute to the development of the country.

Then, a cultural program, including the poetry and singing, dance and videos dedicated to Nawruz festivity was demonstrated. A special corner decorated with national cloths, musical instruments and national handicrafts, as well  as the books about the Tajikistan, history and culture and other remarkable things was exhibited.    

Statement at the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit

01.03.2017 18:08, Pakistan

Distinguished Mr. Chairman,
Excellencies, Heads of State and Government,
Distinguished Friends,

At the outset, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Government and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, and to the people of fraternal Pakistan for the warm hospitality and favorable working environment.

The Summit arrangements at high level apparently demonstrate the continuous attention paid by the Leadership of Pakistan to enhancement and promotion of regional cooperation.

It is very symbolic that this Meeting of the Heads of the ECO member countries is taking place on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Izmir Treaty, which laid foundation for the activities of the Organization.

I would like also to emphasize that this year it will be 25 years since the Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan joined this Organization.

Geographical expansion of ECO through accession of these countries doubled its capacity and geostrategic importance in three integral regions of the continent – Central, Western and South Asia.


The Republic of Tajikistan