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

Message of Condolence to ECI President

News - In a message, ECI directors, advisors and staff expressed their condolence to Dr. Mazaheri, the head of this international organization.
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.

Opening of 'ECO Life' Photo Exhibition

News - The first international photo exhibition 'ECO Life' was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, featuring the presence of Eng. Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of Tehran City Council, and a group of prominent diplomats and artists at Ferdowsi World Trade Center in Tehran.

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.
In the meeting of Cvetan Cvetkovski with Dr. Mazaheri was announced

UNESCO-ECI Cooperation to Expand

News - On Monday July 1, 2019, Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski the new director of UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, met with Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI president, at the headquarters of this international organization.
ECI Holds Expert Panel on

'Theology of the Environment'

News - The eighth of ECI's series of scientific and literary expert panels were held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the diplomatic library of this international institution. Present at the panel were Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI president, Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, representatives of Pakistan and Tajikistan, the Organization of Islamic Culture and Relations as well as directors and advisors of the ECI president in arts, culture and media affairs.

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 framework of Zurkhaneh Competitions to be Held

Choosing 'ECO Pahlavan' in Kish Island

News - Through the cooperation of ECI and the International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation, 'ECO Pahlavan' will be chosen for the first time in Summer 2019.

New Tajik Ambassador Visits ECI President

News - Nizamuddin Zahedi, the new Tajik ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, visited ECI headquarters on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and met with Dr. Mazaheri, president of this international organization.
On the Philosophy of 'Khudi' in the Poetry of Iqbal & Saadi

ECI Hosts Scientific Conference on Iqbal

News - The commemoration of two great luminaries of Persian Poetry on the philosophy of 'Khudi' in the poetry of Iqbal and Saadi was held at ECI headquarters on Tuesday, June 12, 2019 attended by Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, ECI president; Ms. Rafat Masood, Pakistan ambassador and a group of ambassadors, diplomats, intellectuals and scholars.

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.
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'.

ECI to Cooperate in Organizing 1st Tehran Int'l Food Festival

News - With the cooperation of the ECO Cultural Institute, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance as well as the Organization for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of I.R. Iran, the first Tehran international Food Festival will be held on August 6-10, 2019 at the Milad Tower Exhibition Center aiming to introduce the customs and traditions of different nations in cooking and eating food .

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.

Unveiling Master Jamalpour's Works at ECI

News - The commemoration of Master Abbas Jamalpour, the internationally renowned Iranian artist, was held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at ECI attended by Dr. Mohammad Mazheri, the ECI President.

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-Qeshm to Develop Geotourism

Councils - The press conference of Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, ECI president, and Hamid Reza Momeni, CEO of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, was held on Monday, April 22, 2019 featuring the presence of national and international journalists and media representatives.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

ECO TV Cooperation in the Framework of 'ECOMU'

News - The first meeting of the cultural attaches and counselors of the ECO member states in the new Persian year was held on Sunday April 14, 2019 at ECI headquarters.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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 & 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.
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.
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 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.

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.

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.

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.