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Publish Date: 05 March 2016 - 15:03
The 3rd Experts Group Meeting on Biodiversity and the 2nd ECO Pre-COP Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), are ongoing back-to-back from 1-7 March 2016 in Antalya, Republic of Turkey.
ECO-IEST: The 3rd Experts Group Meeting on Biodiversity and the 2nd ECO Pre-COP Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are scheduled to be held back-to-back on 1-7 March 2016 in Antalya, Republic of Turkey.
The "ECO Biodiversity Week” was formally inaugurated in Antalya on 1 March 2016. In his inaugural statement, the Deputy Governor of Antalya, Mr. Halil Serdar Cevheroglu, warmly welcomed all delegates to these timely events and emphasized on the need for adopting a holistic ECO regional approach in addressing biodiversity matters in the ECO Region. He also assured the participants of the Turkey’s support to ECO in facing biodiversity matters at regional and global levels. 
In the inaugral session, Mr. Orkhan Zeynalov, ECO Director for Energy, Minerals and Environment briefed the participants about ECO`s environmental profile in general and biodiversity in particular and expressed his gratitude to the Government of Republic of Turkey and local authorities of Antalya for hosting the events and for showing strong commitmnt on enhancement of biodiversity cooperation at the regional level.
The "ECO Biodiversity Week” started its actvivites with "Workshop for Capacity Building and Sharing Best Practices on Biodiversity”, to be followed on 4th March by "2nd ECO Pre-COP Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)”, and the "3rd Experts Group Meeting on Biodiversity (6-7 March). Senior officials and experts from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgy Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Turkey as well as a delegation from the Turkish Cypriot State (ECO observer), and the representatives of the ECO Secretariat and ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ECO-IEST) are present in Antalya events.

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