First ECO Handicrafts Exhibition
The first "ECO Handicrafts Exhibition" was held in Tehran from 9 to 15 June 2014 on the sidelines of the "24th International Handicrafts Exhibition". The Exhibition was organized and hosted by "Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization" (ICHTO) in collaboration with the ECO Secretariat. Six ECO Member States, namely, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Uzbekistan actively participated in the Exhibition.
The proposal to organize regular ECO exhibitions was made by the Iranian delegation during the 24th ECO Regional Planning Council and was welcomed by the Member States.