Behrouz Alishiri, the Vice Minister of Economics and Finances announced that the "Global Financial Crisis; Lessons Learned and Experiences Gained by ECO Member Countries" Conference will be held by I.R. Iran's Organization for Investment on February, 20th 2010 in Tehran.
According to the Public Relations Department of the Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI), Mr. Alishiri said: "at the suggestion of the honorable President of I.R. Iran and the Final declaration of the ECO Summit held last year, it was decided to hold the Conference on the consequences of the global financial crisis with the participation of the senior experts of ECO countries”.
Vice Minister of Economics and Finances went on to say that according to the arrangements made with the secretariat of ECO in Tehran, it was decided to hold the conference in February in Tehran with the attendance of officials from central banks, chambers of commerce, industry and mine as well as the ministries of economy of ECO members states.
The president of the Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI) had this to say about the goals behind this conference to our reporter: "the member states will review and discuss the measures and experiences of western countries and will try to find the solutions and actions needed to prevent the outbreak of such events through regional cooperation".
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member states. It was the successor organization of what was the Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), founded in 1962, which ended activities in 1979. In the fall of 1992, the ECO expanded to include seven new members, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.