On Sunday September 2, 2018, a memorandum of understanding was signed between ECI and Kish Free Trade Zone featuring the presence of Dr. Mazaheri, ECI President, and Dr. Ansari Lari, Head of Managing Board and CEO of Kish Free Trade Zone at ECI headquarters.
According to ECI Public Relations, in his remarks at the meeting, Dr. Mazaheri highlighted the opportunities being provided by the ECI Charter for the development of public diplomacy and underscored the necessity of maximum utilization of the potentials of Kish FTZ.
He further added that the promotion of peace as well as the common arts, culture and literature of the member countries are on the agenda of this international organization. Therefore, the strong presence of Kish FTZ in organizing joint cultural programs with ECI well contributes to the growth of arts tourism in Iran.
Also at the meeting, Dr. Ansari Lari appreciated the special attention being paid by the ECI President to the expansion of cooperation with Kish FTZ and underscored: "The presence of Dr. Mazaheri as an internationally legal personality as the head of ECI has provided unique grounds which must be utilized to the best."
The CEO of Kish FTZ enumerated the areas of cooperation with ECI and said: "Organizing cultural weeks of ECO member states, expansion of arts tourism in Kish FTZ to attract tourists from the ECO member states and holding the great 'Unity Week' with the participation of high level officials of these countries are among the agenda items which will be hopefully realized."
Concluding his remarks, Dr. Ansari Lari announced Kish FTZ's readiness to inaugurate ECO Arts and Culture House. At the end of the meeting, the CEO of Kish FTZ visited different parts of ECI headquarters.