On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, met with the new Turkish Ambassador to Iran at the embassy headquarters.
According to ECI news, H.E. Mr. Darya Oras, the new Turkish ambassador to Iran, welcomed the ECI President, and appreciated the extensive scope of programs of ECI particularly during the incumbent tenure.
While congratulating the ambassador on his appointment as the new Turkish ambassador to Iran, Dr. Mazaheri appreciated the cooperation rendered by the ex-ambassador, H.E. Mr. Riza Hakan Tekin, and briefed the ambassador on ECI activities in the area of public diplomacy and the potential fields of cooperation with ECO countries. He further emphasized on the necessity of the accession of Turkey to ECI charter, and called the presence of the ambassador in Iran, a turning point in the promotion of cultural relations among the ECO countries.
Organization of joint photo and handicrafts exhibition, panel discussions on arts, culture and literature with the cooperation of top ECO universities, staging national music performance, screening top Turkish movies at ECO Diplomatic Conference Hall, cooperation in organizing the 1st meeting of ECO Heads of National Museums as well as commemoration of the region's luminaries at the ECI headquarters were among the topics discussed at the meeting.
The meeting concluded with expressing hope that the member states and ECI will further expand their arts, cultural and literary exchanges across the region.