Pakistan ready to host 13th ECO Summit in March


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan will host the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on March 1, 2017.

The ECO Summit will be preceded by the 22nd Meeting of the ECO Council of Foreign Ministers on February 28, 2017 in Islamabad.

Earlier, the Senior Officials from Member States will meet on February 27, 2017 in Islamabad to make final preparations for the ECO Council of Foreign Ministers Summit.

The ECO Summit 2017 is expected to review the state of affairs of Economic Cooperation Organization in the light of the new and emerging global and regional circumstances, and agree on the course of actions ECO should follow in expanding regional economic cooperation among its member states.

The new ECO Vision 2025 is also expected to be adopted in Islamabad meetings.

The last (21st) ECO Summit was held in October 2012 in Azerbaijan’s Capital Baku while the 21st ECO Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting took place in November 2013 in Iranian Capital Tehran. Now the 13th Meeting of the ECO Heads of State/Government is going to be hosted by Pakistan on March 1, 2017.

The ECO is a Eurasian political and economic intergovernmental organization. Its members are Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The ECO provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. Its common objective is to establish a single market for goods and services, much like the European Union.

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