On September 16, 2019, Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President met with Ahmad Hossein Zadegan, Governor of Mazandaran Province; Dr. Peyman Jebeli, Deputy IRIB World Service, and representative of Foreign Diplomacy department of the I.R.I. Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the headquarters of this international organization.
According to ECI news, at the meeting, Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri referred to the fundamental efforts of this international institution in the incumbent period of management has been to establish joint unions for the member states and added: "Establishment of the ECO Member States Television Union (ECOMU) is one of the initiatives of the ECO Cultural Institute during this period."
While appreciating the cooperation of the Governor of Mazandaran, the Deputy IRIB World Service and the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for organizing the first meeting of the heads of ECO TVs in Ramsar, Dr. Mazaheri highlighted: "The meeting is expected to take place in November 2019 to promote public diplomacy and also utilize TV productions to consolidate peace and friendship in the ECO region."
Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Peyman Jebeli, Deputy IRIB World Service, appreciated the initiative of Dr. Mazaheri, the ECI president, in establishing the ECOMU Union and expressed hope that through appropriate hospitality of Mazandaran Province governor, proper steps would be taken in forming ECO media group.
Elsewhere at the meeting, Ahmad Hossein Zadegan, Mazandaran Governor, also praised the efforts made by the ECI president and Deputy IRIB for the establishment of ECOMU Union and stated: "By hosting the heads of ECO TV organizations, Mazandaran province would take a new path in becoming the tourism hub for the ECO countries."
It is noteworthy that the meeting of the meeting of heads of ECO TV will be held on November 2-3, 2019 to be presided over by Dr. Mazaheri with the cooperation of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mazandaran Governor, and the IRIB World Service.