Preparatory meeting: 13th ECO summit to open next month

The prime minister was briefed on the agenda, likely outcomes, and the arrangements made for the summit


APP February 14, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired a preparatory meeting to review arrangements for the forthcoming 13th summit of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) to be held in Islamabad from March 1.

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Senior officials and ministers of the member countries of ECO will meet from February 26 to 28 in Islamabad, a statement issued by the PM’s Media Office here said.

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 the theme ‘Connectivity for Regional Prosperity’.

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The briefing further elaborated that the 13th summit of the council is also expected to decide the ECO’s vision 2025; including the core principles of development, sustainability, regional integration and achieving a conducive environment for people of the region to realize their potential.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2017.

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