Presenting a Biennium Report on ECI Activities

ECI Celebrates 24th Anniversary

News - Celebration of the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the ECO Cultural Institute was held in the evening of Wednesday, March 06, 2019 attended by Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President, Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization; Dr. Majidi, President of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly; Dr. Alikhani, Assistant, Director General, Directorate of Multilateral, International Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Nejad, Deputy Director, Planning and Organization of the Vice Presidency and a group of diplomats from Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Finland, Croatia, South Africa, and outstanding national, international at ECI headquarters.
ECI Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Press Conference of ECI President with Foreign Journalists

News - On Tuesday August 14, 2018, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, attended a press conference with the representatives of foreign media stationed in Iran. Having congratulated the Day of Journalists as the pioneers of free circulation of information across the world, Dr. Mazaheri emphasized: "Establishment of foreign journalists' section in the deputy ministry of culture for press could serve as a good opportunity for the exchange of news on international scale".
Press Conference of ECI President with Foreign Journalists

ECI President Meets Iranian Parliament Speaker

News - ECI president, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri met with, Dr. Ali Larijani on Sunday May 27, 2018 in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (ICA).
ECI President Meets Iranian Parliament Speaker

ECI Hosts 28th CPR Meeting

News - The 28th Council of Permanent Representatives (CPR) Meeting of ECO Cultural Institute was held at ECI Headquarters with the presence of Ambassadors from ECO Member States.
ECI Hosts 28th CPR Meeting

Activities of ECO Cultural Institute Honored

News - The activities and management of ECO Cultural Institute were honored in the ECO Regional Planning Council (ECO-RPC)
Activities of ECO Cultural Institute Honored
ECI President:

the year 2018 be proclaimed as "Year of Reading Culture" in the ECO region

News > Tajikistan - Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI President delivered a statement at the 4th Meeting of The Heads of the ECO National Libraries in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
the year 2018 be proclaimed as

I.R. Iran’s Foreign Minister visits ECI

News - Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri met with Mohammad Javad Zarif at the ECO Cultural Institute’s Headquarters. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited the ECO Cultural Institute and was briefed on its facilities and activities
I.R. Iran’s Foreign Minister visits ECI
Statement by President of ECO Cultural Institute, H. E. Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, The 22nd Meet

The fundamental influence of culture on enhancement of economic cooperation

News - Culture not only provides the ground for peace and friendship between nations, but also has fundamental influence on enhancement of economic cooperation
The fundamental influence of culture on enhancement of economic cooperation

ECI President meets Pope Fransis

News - Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President who was on a trip to take part in the 10th round of interfaith dialogue between Islam and Christianity Vatican Papal Council, held in Vatican, met with Pope Fransis on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
ECI President meets Pope Fransis

At the sidelines of the meeting of the ambassadors of the member states

The 1st ECO Teaser Unveiled

News - The first bilingual (Persian-English) teaser of ECO Cultural Institute was screened on October 1, 2018 at the sidelines of the meeting of the ambassadors of the member states of this international institution.
Concurrent with the New Year to be Held in ECI

The 1st 'Borderless Nowruz' in Tehran

News - The first international New Year celebration titled 'Borderless Nowruz' will be held in ECI at the moment of the New Year on Wednesday March 20, 2019.

Newly-Appointed Kazakh Amb. Supports ECI

News > Kazakhstan - On Sunday March 10, 2019, H.E. Mr. Askhat Orazby, the newly-appointed ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Iran, met with Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, at the headquarters of this international organization.

ECI Launches the Latest Book by Farhad Fakhreddini

News - The book titled 'Zir-e Gonbad-e Mina' (Under the Azure Dome), was launched during a ceremony held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at ECI Headquarters. The event was attended by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI President, and a group of masters of Iranian music.
ECI & Malek Museum Hold

'Spring in Seven Images as Narrated by the Artworks of Malek National Museum &Library'

News - The exhibition 'Spring in Seven Images as Narrated by the Artworks of Malek National Museum and Library' was held on the occasion of the advent of Norouz. At the event participated by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President; Dr. Gholamreza Khajeh Sarvi, director of Malek National Museum and Library, artists and a group of ambassadors and diplomats residing in Iran, the role of museums as one of the elements of peace promotion was underscored.
ECI Hosts

Launching Ceremony of Three ECI Books

Publications > Book - Three books recently published by ECO Cultural Institute were launched during a ceremony held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the ECO Diplomatic Library and participated by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI President, diplomats from Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan; Dr. Gholamreza Avani, head of the Institute for Research in Philosophy; Kazem Mousavi Bojnoordi, head of the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and a group of professors and prominent scholars.

ECI President Meets the New Turkish Ambassador

News - On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, met with the new Turkish Ambassador to Iran at the embassy headquarters.
Presenting a Biennium Report on ECI Activities

ECI Celebrates 24th Anniversary

News - Celebration of the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the ECO Cultural Institute was held in the evening of Wednesday, March 06, 2019 attended by Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President, Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization; Dr. Majidi, President of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly; Dr. Alikhani, Assistant, Director General, Directorate of Multilateral, International Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Nejad, Deputy Directo
Dr. Mazaheri Said at ECI's Mondays' Panel:

'Manuscripts, Astounding Display of the Art Patronage of the Time Rulers'

Councils - At the expert panel held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at ECI Headquarters featuring the presence of Dr. Arif Naushahi, the outstanding scholar, codicologist and catalogist of the sub-continent, the ECI President said: "Manuscripts are astounding displays of the art patronage of the time rulers".

ECI Holds 'Tajikistan Night'

News - The event titled 'Tajikistan Night' was held by ECI in collaboration with Niavaran Cultural Center and Embassy of Tajikistan in Tehran and was attended by ambassadors and diplomats residing in Tehran as well as a group of poets and intellectuals.

28th Issue of 'ECO Times' Released

News - The special issue of ECO Times journal on ECI's activities has been published.
At the National Conference on Rituals, Peace & Cultural Diversity

ECI's Anthropology Photo Exhibition Mounted

News - A photo exhibition on anthropology and rituals in ECO countries was mounted by ECO Cultural Institute at the sidelines of the National Conference on Rituals, Peace & Cultural Diversity held on Wednesday February 27, 2019.
ECI & Turkmenistan Embassy Hold

Expert Panel on Sheikh Abu Sa'id Abu al-Khair

News - An expert panel on the life and personality of Sheikh Abu Sa'id Abu al-Khair was held on Feb. 10, 2019 at the at the ECO Cultural Institute.
With the participation of ECI Officials

Unveiling Ceremony of Achaemenid Objects in BMI Museum

News - ttended by officials of ECO Cultural Institute and Bank Melli Iran (BMI), as well as artists and university professors, 33 exquisite, golden objects belonging to the Achaemind Era on February 12, 2019, at BMI Museum.
To Promote Cultural Relations

ECI & Bank Melli Iran Cooperate

News - On February 2, 2019, Bank Melli Iran Museum, in collaboration with ECO Cultural Institute, hosted a group of artists, university professors and ambassadors of the ECI member states and other world countries.
Trilateral MoU Signed

ECI, University of Tehran & Industrial Management Institute to Cooperate

News - On February 6, 2019, a trilateral MoU was signed between the ECO Cultural Institute, the Secretariat for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Islamic World at the University of Tehran and the Industrial Management Institute.
In Collaboration with ECI

"Rostam & Sohrab" Theater Play Staged

News - In cooperation with ECO Cultural Institute, "Rostam & Sohrab" Theater Play was staged on January 27, 2019 in Bahman Cultural Center.
ECI Hosts

Meeting on UN Structural Reform

Councils - On January 30, 2019, the ECO Diplomatic Conference Hall hosted the meeting on the modification of UN structure.
ECI & the Slovenian Embassy in Tehran Hold

Launching Ceremony of the Book "Nafahat-e Nafas"

News - The launching of the book "Nafahat-e Nafas", the Persian translation of the book "Breath of Proximity", translated by Javad Taheri, was held on Sunday January 27, 2019, featuring the presences of a group of ambassadors of different countries and university professors.
ECI Holds

6th Meeting of ECI's Policy-Making Council of Culture & Science

News - The 6th meeting of ECO Cultural Institute and the Secretariat for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Islamic World (SASTIW) was held at the Faculty of World Studies at University of Tehran.
After a 10-Year-Lapse

7th Issue of ' ЭКО Новости ' Russian Journal Published

News - Issue 7 of the ECO Cultural Institute's Russian-language journal 'ЭКО Новости' was released after ten years of interruption.
To Promote Public Diplomacy

Visit of ECI President to Dari Kandeh

News - Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President, visited Dari Kandeh in Mazandaran province, the birthplace of Mokarrarmeh Qanbari, a self-taught painter in the village.
At the 30th Anniversary of Imam Khomeini's Letter to Gorbachev

Dr. Mazaheri's Narration of the 'Reformer of the East'

News - Held for the first time at the initiative of the ECO Cultural Institute following the signing of an MoU with the Institute for the Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini's works, 'Reformer of the East' Conference was held on January 17, 2019 in Imam Khomeini's shrine to commemorate of the 30th anniversary of Imam Khomeini's letter to Gorbachev.
ECI to Hold

'Christmas & Norouz' Event

Councils - The first meeting of the international event titled 'Christmas & Norouz' was held on January 16, 2019 and was presided over by Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President, at the headquarters of this international organization.
After a 9-Year-Lapse

5th Issue of 'ECO Norouz' Persian Journal Published

Councils - Issue 5 of the ECO Cultural Institute's Persian-language journal 'ECO Norouz was released after nine years of interruption.

Meeting of the UN Resident Coordinator with ECI President

News - The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iran became paid a visit to the ECO Cultural Institute.
ECI Holds a Meeting to Discuss

Establishment of 'ECO Universities Union'

News - Dr. Ahmad Nili, the chancellor of University of Tehran, met with Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI President at the headquarters of this international institution.
For the 3rd Year in a Row Happened

Member States Laud ECI's Performance at ECO-RPC

News - Attended by the member states, the 29th ECO Regional Planning Council was held December 17-20, 2018 at the ECO Secretariat, Tehran.
At the sidelines of 'Sound of Peace Festival'

ECI Observes 'Yalda Night' Traditions

News - Concurrent with the inaugural of 'Sound of Peace' Festival, Yalda Night was celebrated in December 2018 at the ECO Cultural Institute.
ECI & Pakistan Embassy Hold

Qawwali Music Performance

News - Also, ECI hosted a Qawwali Music performance by the world renowned Pakistani music ensemble 'Farid Ayaz Abu Mohammad' at the ECO Diplomatic Conference Hall in December 2018.
ECI President States:

"Calligraphy is the Spiritual Ornamentation of all Types of Art"

News - On December 18, 2018, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, paid a visit to 'Dastkhat' (hand-writing) calligraphy exhibition held at Niavaran Cultural Center.
Lecture Session on

'The Truth of Human's Nature in the Eyes of Scholars of the East'

News - The sixth of the series of monthly lecture sessions of the ECO Cultural Institute was held in December 2018 at the diplomatic library of the ECO Cultural Institute.
Ceremony of

Signing the 1st ECI-Tehran Municipality MoU

News - The first MoU between ECI and the Arts & Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality was signed by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI President, and Mr. Saeed Ohadi, President of Arts & Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality, on November 24, 2018 at Bahman Cultural Center.

Inauguration of ECO Peace Farm

News - ECI's sightseeing tour comprising of 70 members of diplomatic corps and international organizations stationed in Tehran was held on October 20, 2018.

The 29th ECI-CPR Meeting Held

News - Attended by the ECI President, the 29th session of ECI-CPR meeting was held on October 1, 2018.

Music, an Experience beyond Words

News - In the presence of the Chinese ambassador to Iran and the ECI President, the first of the Sino-Iranian music nights was held in the evening of Wednesday September 5, 2018 at ECO Cultural Institute.
At the Meeting of the ECO Cultural Attaches/Counselors was Discussed

Establishment of 'ECO Digital Publishers Union'

News - On Tuesday August 28, 2018, the joint meeting of the ECO Cultural Attaches/Counselors was held at the ECI headquarters. Present at the meeting were Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI President, as well as the head and directors of the Information Technology and Digital Media Development Center of I.R.I Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
With the Presence of Representatives of Diplomatic Corps

Inauguration of "Tehran Vogue" Event at ECI

News - The opening of 'Tehran Vogue' event was held at ECI headquarters in the presence of Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI President, the new Pakistani ambassador to Iran and a group of representatives of diplomatic corps stationed in Iran, Iranian artists and foreign media.
Dr. Salehi, I.R.I Minister of Culture & Islamic Guidance & Dr. Mohammad Mazaher, ECI President sign

MoU of Cooperation between I.R.I Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance & ECO Cultural Institute

News - Dr. Salehi, Minister of Culture & Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Dr. Mohammad Mazaher, President of ECO Cultural Institute signed memorandum of understanding.
In Istanbul, Turkey was Held

The Global Platform for Cultural Approach towards Urban Economics

News - Hosted by UN and attended by the members of the Platform's High Council, the platform was held on July 9, 2018, at the headquarters of the United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) in Istanbul, Turkey.

ECI Hosts International Symposium on Future Cities

News - The first international symposium on Future Cities (Interpret) was held Saturday night on June 20, 2018, with the presence of ambassadors and diplomats at ECO Cultural Institute.

ECI Establishes "ECO Fraction" in ICA

News - The declaration of a parliamentary fraction to support the development of cultural relationships among ECO countries in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (ICA) was launched in a ceremony held on Tuesday May 22nd 2018 with the presence of a number of ICA members and President of ECO Cultural Institute.

Female Diplomats' One-Day Tour to Kashan

News - A delegation composed of a number of Ambassadors' spouses and female diplomats from different countries residing in Tehran visited Kashan at the invitation of ECO Cultural Institute and Kashan Cultural Heritage Organization.

ECI President Meets Ambassadors from Spain, Chile and Algeria

News - President of ECO Cultural Institute, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, met with ambassadors from the countries of Spain, Chile and Algeria on Thursday, April 12, 2018 prior to the opening ceremony of the International Exhibition of Painting and Illustration on ECO Region.
ECI Day Celebration Features

Lanuching 'ECI Stamp'

Councils - In March 2018 and during ECI Day celebration, the ECO Peace Dress called 'Sindokht' (as the first female peace ambassador mentioned in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh) was launched.
At the proposal of ECI President

Heads of ECO Specialized Agencies Meet

News - Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussein Soomro, president of the ECO Science Foundation and Mehmet Akif Kireççi, president of the ECO Educational Institute, met with Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, the ECI president.
In Cooperation with ECI

ECO Countries Receive PhD Scholarship

News - In collaboration with ECO Cultural Institute, the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the University of Tehran grant scholarships to the students from ECO countries in PhD level.
To Discuss Joint Cooperation

Iran Vice President visits ECI

News - The Vice President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited the ECO Cultural Institute.
At Tajikistan Ministry of Science Happened

Tajikistan's Minister of Science Meets ECI President

News - Minister of Science of the Republic of Tajikistan met with the president of the ECO Cultural Institute.
ECI Holds

6th Meeting of ECO Cultural Attaches

News - The sixth executive meeting of ECO Cultural Attaches/Councellors was held with the presence of the cultural representatives of the ten ECO countries.

Allameh Tabatabaee University to Grant 40 Full Scholarships to Applicants from ECO Member States

News - Allameh Tabatabaee University grants 40 scholarships to applicants from ECO Member States.
For the first time at ECO Cultural Institute:

Diplomats Watch Morocco vs Iran Live World Cup 2018

Diplomats Watch Morocco vs Iran Live World Cup 2018
News - News - A group of foreign diplomats and culture and sports figures of the country gathered at ECO Cultural Institute on Friday night June 15, 2018 to watch Morocco vs Iran live World Cup 2018.

Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro

Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro
News - President ECO Science Foundation