ECO summit to help advance economic prosperity in region: PM

"First of all, we have to take steps to increase intra-trade among member states. We must put an end to terrorism", said the President of Turkey.

In a statement issued here, he said ensuring foolproof security for eight heads of state and global delegates during their arrival, accommodation and transportation for one week in Pakistan was laudable.

Pakistan last hosted the ECO Summit, its third chapter, at Islamabad in May 1995.

The Turkish president also underscored the need for greater cooperation in agriculture, environment and tourism.

He said initiatives for furtherance of education and scientific linkages, cultural and people to people contacts within the ECO will also be deliberated upon. "We firmly believe ECO-sponsored regionalism not only improves prospects for individual and collective economic development, but enhances political and security relations among member states", he said.




According to PakistanTribe correspondent Hassan Rouhani informs while addressing the 13 ECO conference of the head of the states in Islamabad that economic activities are being transferred from the west to the east.

"Connectivity for regional prosperity is the theme of the summit", Geo Tv quoted Aziz as saying. Mustafa Akıncı, president of Turkish Cyprus, which has observer status in the bloc, said his country wanted to contribute more effectively to the organization's work.

01 de marzo de 2017, 07:22Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. The new ECO Vision 2025 is also expected to be adopted in Islamabad. All main roads leading to the summit venue had been closed off to traffic.

The ECO was founded by Turkey, Iran and Pakistan in 1985.

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