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ECO leaders urge for regional economic cooperation, connectivity

ECO leaders urge for regional economic cooperation, connectivity

He was talking to Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani, who met him on the sidelines of the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister (PM) of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov said that ECO will make rapid progress to reap benefits of mutual economic cooperation under the leadership of Pakistan.

The Summit will deliberate and decide on ways and means to augment cooperation in the areas of connectivity, trade, energy, tourism, investment, industry, economic growth, productivity, social welfare and environment.

Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan established the ECO in 1985.

He said member states need to work hand-in-hand to overcome regional problems.

The leaders adopted the Islamabad Declaration and the ECO Vision 2025 at the 13th summit of the ECO, highlighting the group's "pragmatic and tangible organizational targets", reports Xinhua news agency.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to show resoluteness in settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Turkish media reported.

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He also identified the priority areas for ECO to help realize the dream of transforming the organisation into a strong economic block. Discussions at the meeting will focus on prospects of cooperation in the fields of connectivity, trade, transport and energy.

Presidents of Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan while Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan attended the summit.

He emphasized Pakistan's commitments to achieve the ECO objectives, as envisioned in the ECO Charter.

The former interior minister said terrorism is common threat to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has become chairman of ECO council of ministers.

He said Turkey has carried out many large-scale transportation projects such as Istanbul's Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osman Gazi Bridge, and high-speed rail lines, which have strengthened the transportation capacity of not only Turkey but also ECO members.

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