The 20th Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) took place in Durban, South Africa during 31 October to 1 November 2018 (the report is attached hereto as CSO Decision Report). Dr. Tahereh Miremadi, Director of IORA RCSTT attended the above meeting to present and defend the RCSTT’s annual programme including accomplished projects and the future as well as ongoing activities (the report is attached hereto as RCSTT Summary Report).

Taking note of the report, the CSO Meeting approved signing the MOU between RCSTT and Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa (the report is attached hereto as Signing Ceremony Report), funding the two project proposals presented by RCSTT through the IORA Special Fund, and considering the RCSTT cooperation with Aachen University to establish Health and Medical Technology. Further, during the CSO Meeting, the Director of RCSTT, distributed a Policy Brief which was welcomed by the CSO Members (the full text is attached hereto as Policy Brief).