13th ECO Summit kicks off in Pakistan's capital

13th ECO Summit kicks off in Pakistan's capital
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ISLAMABAD : The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit begun in Islamabad today [Wednesday].

The summit is focusing on enhanced economic cooperation and regional connectivity.

All the ten member states including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan besides a special representative from China are participating in the summit.

Most of the heads of state and government, including presidents of Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan while Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan have already arrived in Islamabad .

The theme of the 13th Summit is “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”, which assumes special significance in the backdrop of monumental project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The member states will focus on intra-region and inter-regions connectivity in energy, infrastructure, transport and trade sectors.

The summit will also adopt Islamabad Declaration and ECO Vision 2025, approved by the council of ministers, envisaging road map for enhanced economic cooperation and connectivity. – APP

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