Lahore : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday hoped that outcomes of 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in the form of Islamabad Declaration and ECO Vision 2025 would further enhance regional integration, connectivity and help advance economic prosperity in the region.
He expressed these views talking to Secretary General of ECO,Halil Ibrahim Akca, who called on him here.
The secretary general was in Pakistan for the ongoing 13th ECO summit.
The prime minister appreciated the ECO secretary general and his team for their preparatory work for the 13th ECO summit in Islamabad. He underscored the enormous potential of the ECO region and also referred to the commonality of interests, common cultural heritage and geographical proximity of the ECO countries. He emphasized Pakistan’s commitments to achieve the ECO objectives, as envisioned in the ECO Charter.
The ECO secretary general thanked the prime minister for hosting the ECO summit and for the excellent arrangements.He appreciated prime minister’s vision for regional
connectivity and greater regional integration.He reaffirmed role of the ECO secretariat for fully implementing the ECO initiatives and moving the organization forward for the
benefit of its member states.