ECI Inaugurates

ECI & KFZO Joint Cooperation Office

News - On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the Joint Cooperation Office of the ECO Cultural Institute and Kish Free Zone Organization was opened featuring the presence of Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, the President of ECO Cultural Institute, Gholam Hossein Mozaffari, the CEO of Kish Free Zone Organization; Mr. Ahmed Gurbanov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Ms. Rafat Masoud, Ambassador of Pakistan; Mr. Askhat Orazby, Ambassador of Kazakhstan; Sheikh Ya'qub Shams, Imam Jumah of the Sunnis of Kish Island and a group of local authorities.
ECI & KFZO Joint Cooperation Office
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.
Launching Ceremony of Three ECI Books
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.

ECI Launches Fresh Publications

News - During a ceremony held on Monday, October 14, 2019, five books published by the ECO Cultural Institute were launched at ECO Diplomatic Conference Hall. Present at the ceremony were the President of ECO Cultural Institute, representatives of Tajikistan and Afghanistan embassies, ECI advisors, directors and staff, a group of scholars and outstanding cultural as well as academic figures and authors,
For Unveiling of the exquisite collection "Paradise called Iran"

Message of ECI President to Frankfurt World Book Fair

News - The exquisite collection "Paradise called Iran" will be unveiled on October 18, 2019 with the message of Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI president.

Launching of ECI's Illuminated Logo

News - The logo of ECO Cultural Institute, decorated with Master Davar Parvin's art of illumination, was launched during a ceremony held on Monday, October 10, 2019. Present at the ceremony were Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI president; Dr. Mousavi Movahedi and representatives of Afghanistan and Tajikistan embassies.
Attended by ECI President was Held:

Conference on 'Tourism Investment Convention'

News - The first conference on tourism investment in the eastern part of the country (Razavi, North & South Khorasans, Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and Semnan provinces) was held at Pars Hotel in Mashhad city in October 2019.

Opening of the Exhibition of Works by Master Davar Parvin

News - Exhibition of Illumination works created by Master Davar Parvin was on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Present at the event held at ECO Diplomatic Art Gallery were Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, president of ECO Cultural Institute, ambassador of Mali to Iran and a group of outstanding artists of illumination.
At the 2nd Int'l Peace Congress

ECI President Receives Peace Promotion Special Award

News - The 2nd International ECO-Peace Congress was held at ECI headquarters in October 2019, participated by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, President of ECO Cultural Institute; Representatives of the Embassies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Azerbaijan and ECO Secretariat; Vakili, member of board of directors of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, a number of former military chiefs plus diplomats and other guests.
ECI Commemorates

World Children Day

Publications > Book - On the occasion of World Children Day, the ECO Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Iranian Fashion and Textile Design Association, organized a live fashion competition and a specialized meeting in the field of children.

ECI's Publishes Fresh Titles of Books

News - Fresh publications of ECO Cultural Institute have been released.
With ECI cooperation was held:

'Farewell' Music Concert

News - Attended by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI president, the Concert "Farewell" was held in October 2019 in the main hall of the Tehran Milad Tower's Conference Center.

Bolivian Ambassador Meets ECI President

News - H.E. Ms. Romina Ramos, the new Ambassador of Bolivia to the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, president of ECO Cultural Institute in October 2019.

Opening of 2nd ECO Life Exhibition

News - The second edition of ECO Life exhibition opened on Friday, October 04, 2019 at the Museum of Iranian Art. Present at the inaugural were president of the ECO Cultural Institute, the chairman of the Cultural and Art Organization of Tehran Municipality, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, and a number of cultural figures and diplomats.
At ECI was Held:

Children Fashion Design Workshop

News - ECI organized a specialized workshop on how to design children clothing was held in October 2019 at the ECO Cultural Institute's conference hall in collaboration with the Iranian Fashion and Textile Design Association.
With the decree of Minister of Science;

Dr. Mazaheri Joins the Board of Trustees of Art University

News - At the decree of the Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri was appointed as a member of the board of trustees of the Art University for four years.

Deputies Foreign Minister Visit ECI President

News - Hossein Panahi Azar, Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance and Dr. Gholamhossein Dehghani, Deputy Minister for Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, president of the ECO Cultural Institute, at the headquarters of this international organization on Monday, August 27, 2019.
Concurrent with the National Day of Persian Poetry & Literature

Expert Panel on 'Sanai's Position in the Realm of Art'

News - Coinciding with the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature, the 10th of ECI's arts, cultural, literary and scientific lecture sessions was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the ECO Diplomatic Library of ECO Cultural Institute.

Chancellor of University of Art Meets ECI President

News - On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Dr. Seyed Hassan Soltani, the chancellor of University of Art, Tehran, and a group of his deputies and directors of international affairs met with Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, the ECI president.
In the Meeting with Cvetan Cvetkovski was Discussed

Common Missions of ECI & UNESCO

News - On Tuesday August 27, 2019, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI president, met Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski, the new director of UNESCO Cluster Office, at the UNESCO headquarters in Tehran.
Lecture Session on

(Relation of God with the World as Seen by Persian Speaking Theologians (Sadra, Ferdowsi & Nezami

News - In August 2019, the ninth of ECI's arts, cultural, literary and scientific lecture sessions was held at the Diplomatic Conference Hall of ECO Cultural Institute on the subject of 'The Relation of God with the World as Seen by Persian Speaking Luminaries (Sadra, Ferdowsi & Nezami)'.

Meeting of ECI & Scientific Associations of University of Tehran

News - On Tuesday July 2, 2019, the first meeting of ECI and the Scientific Associations of University of Tehran was held at ECI headquarters.

ECO Ambassadors Visit Ayatollah Hashemi House-Museum

News - On Thursday May 2, 2019, a group of ambassadors of the ECO member states and senior diplomats of other diplomatic missions as well as the president, directors, advisors and professional staff of the ECO Cultural Institute paid a visit to Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani House-Museum and praised his unmatched services.
Preliminary Meeting of the Establishment of

ECO House of Narrators

News - Initiated by Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, President of the ECO Cultural Institute, the preliminary session to deliberate upon the establishment of the ECO House of Narrators was held in July 2019, with the message of the President of this international organization.

ECI-Blue Shield to Cooperate

News - H.E. Mr. Stefan Scholz, the Austrian Ambassador to Iran, and Mr. Karl von Habsburg, President of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield, and his entourage, met with Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, President of the ECO Cultural Institute, and a number of the Institute's advisers on Wednesday May 1, 2019, at the headquarters of this international organization.
On the theme of 'Ecotourism'

ECI Publishes 29th Issue of ECO Times

News - The 29th edition of 'ECO Times', the arts, culture and tourism journal of ECO Cultural Institute, was published on the theme of 'Ecotourism in ECO Region'.

Statement of ECI President at the Inauguration of "Iran Press News Agency"

News - The inauguration ceremony of the International Iran Press News Agency was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Dr. Mazaheri Meets the Austrian Ambassador

News - Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, president of the ECO Cultural Institute, met with H.E. Mr. Stephan Scholtz, the ambassador of Austria at the Embassy venue on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

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.

Visit of the New Turkish Ambassador to ECI

News - H.E. Mr. Darya Oras, the new Turkish Ambassador to Iran, visited ECI on Monday, April 8, 2019 and talked with the head of this international institution.
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.
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

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.
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.

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
ECI President reiterated

"Peace-Making is the Legacy of the Ancestors of ECO Region'

News - At the World Peace Day Celebration with the cooperation of the United Nations office in Tehran, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri underlined: "Since ancients times, the people of ECO region have been seeking peace, the proof of which is the reflection of humanitarian outlooks in the works of the luminaries of this region".

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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 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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.