A delegation from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) visited the ECO Secretariat on 27th April 2017 and held bilateral talks with ECO Secretariat officials.
At the beginning of the visit, a presentation was made to the visiting delegation on the ECO and its activities. The Swiss delegation in return gave an overview on activities of the University and some specific programmes on areas such as disaster risk reduction, global health and SDGs implementation which may be extended to inter-governmental organizations.
Both sides explored possible areas of cooperation, particularly human and institutional capacity building as well as training. They agreed to continue contacts with a view to coming up with a clear picture of possible cooperation in the future.
At the end of the visit, the delegation met with the ECO Secretary General, H.E. Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca, where Secretary General informed the Swiss academic delegation about the policy directions of the ECO in the years to come, as recently approved by the Member States in the context of the ECO Vision 2025.