ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed to ensure all necessary formalities and arrangements for the delegations to arrive in Pakistan for the upcoming 13th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
The 13th ECO Summit will be held in Islamabad from March 1, 2017 and prior to that senior officials and ministers of the member Countries of the Council will meet from February 26 to 28 in Islamabad.
The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, President of Azerbaijan, President of Iran, President /Prime Minister Kazakhstan, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, President of Tajikistan, President Turkey, President of Turkmenistan and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan will represent their Countries at the ECO’s Summit.
While Chairing a preparatory meeting to review arrangements for the 13th ECO Summit, the prime minister was briefed on the agenda, likely outcomes and the arrangements made for the Summit so far.
The prime minister was briefed that Islamabad Declaration of the Summit will focus on theme ‘Connectivity for Regional Prosperity’.
The briefing further elaborated that the 13th summit of the Council is also expected to decide ECO’s vision 2025; including the core principles of development, sustainability, regional integration and achieving a conducive environment for people of the region to realise their potential.
The cooperation areas earmarked for the summit consist of trade, transport & connectivity, energy, tourism, economic growth & productivity, social welfare and environment.
The prime minister directed to ensure all necessary formalities and arrangements for the visiting delegations.