• Ambassador Rahim Hayat Qureshi 2021/11/27

    By Rahim Hayat Qureshi

    ECO, Into the Future Together

    TEHRAN - In 1964, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey came together and formed the Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD). It was a visionary initiative as the regional economic groupings were not in fashion. At a time, when the world was bereft of global and regional vision and shared solutions, RCD called for effective multilateralism at the regional level and played its part as a pivotal coordinating Organization. The idea was to convert historical affinity and brotherhood among the three countries into a well-defined multilateral platform. It was envisioned that the primary focus would be on promotion of economy through trade and connectivity as well as further strengthening of the cultural bonds. Over the past four decades, ECO’s voice in regional affairs has attained distinct significance.

  • Raisi ECO 2021-11-25 00:53

    Raisi calls for more activation of ECO

    TEHRAN — In a meeting with ECO Secretary General Khusrav Noziri on Tuesday, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi urged ECO to adopt a proper solution for activating the member countries’ potential for development of economic cooperation.

  • Mehdi Safari-Eco 2021-11-17 20:43

    Iran's priority is to expand trade with neighbors, senior diplomat says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari has said it is a priority to expand economic and trade cooperation with neighbors, saying the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) can help achieve this goal.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-11-27 15:53

    Zarif says Iran believes in a strong neighborhood

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran believes in a strong neighborhood.

  • ECO 2019-03-06 17:11

    Tehran hosts 5th meeting of ECO reference marine organizations

    TEHRAN – The fifth meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) reference marine organizations kicked off on Wednesday at the place of Iran’s Ports and Maritime organization (PMO) in Tehran, the portal of PMO reported.

  • oil price 2018-12-05 22:52

    By Mahmood Khaghani in association with Chris Cook

    Iran at the crossroad of 1398 budget

    TEHRAN - A journalist called me the other day and requested my opinion with regard to the next Iranian year 1398 budget that it seems the government considers oil prices will be higher than 50 dollars per barrel. I, in turn, asked a Senior Research Fellow at University College London about his prediction with respect to oil market during 2019. He said: "As a wise man said, "It is difficult to make forecasts, especially about the future."