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Economic Cooperation Organization

Iqbal says wide-range cooperation vital for economic development, prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who also holds the portfolio of Planning, Development and Reforms, has stressed the need for enhancing cooperation among the ECO member states for economic development and prosperity. Addressing the opening session of the four-day 28th meeting of Regional Planning Council of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the minister urged the participants to enhance focus on development of human resources to achieve economic goals. He said the world is facing challenges of…

ECO summit in Islamabad begins on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit will kick off on this Wednesday in Islamabad, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference, Special Adviser to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz Saturday said that the meeting of ECO Foreign Ministers Council will be held on 28th February. Several heads of states have assured their attendance in the summit, Aziz said. He said Pakistan had also hosted the 3rd ECO summit in 1995. He said that the theme of this year's conference is regional…

Pakistan to host ECO leaders’ summit in March 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to host the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in March this year, an official source confirmed it on Monday. Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is a priority area for Pakistan, held its last summit in 2012 and now in 2017, it is Pakistan’s turn to host the grand meeting. The member states of the organisation include Iran- leading member of the group -Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and…