ECO and SESRIC signed MoU
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and “Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 16 January 2018. ECO Secretary General Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akça and SESRIC Director General Ambassador Musa Kulaklikaya signed the document in a ceremony held in the ECO Secretariat in Tehran. On the sidelines of the Event, both officials also discussed ways and means for cooperation, including through implementation of the MoU.
Based in Ankara, Republic of Turkey, SESRIC started its activities in 1978 as the subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It functions in three areas of i) development and dissemination of socio-economic statistics; ii) study and evaluation of the economic and social developments in the OIC member countries with a view to enhancing co-operation among them; and iii) organization of training programmes in the fields of interest to the member countries.