Pakistan FM stresses ECO Countries to increase trade and connectivity

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday underscored the need for Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Member States to enhance their efforts for increasing trade and connectivity in the region.


In his address at a Ceremony held in connection with the ECO Day at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the minister said stressed for bolstering trade and economic relations amongst the regional Countries.

The minister said the goal could be achieved by improving connectivity through rail, roads, ports and the use of latest technology.

Highlighting the significance of the ECO, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the organization gave great importance to the objectives of regional peace and development. He said efforts were required to enhance cooperation amongst the ECO Countries at different levels.

The foreign minister said Pakistan desired to have cordial relations with all regional Countries. He assured that Pakistan would continue to play its role to promote cooperation amongst the regional Countries in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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