President Zardari arrives in Turkey

Zardari reaches Turkey to attend 11th Heads of State and Government Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization.


Express December 23, 2010



President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Istanbul to represent Pakistan at the 11th Heads of State and Government Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.

He was received by Istanbul’s Governor Huseyin Avnimutlu, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Turkey Tariq Azizud Din and other senior Turkish officials.

The ECO summit will officially open in Istanbul on Thursday and will be attended by leaders from the ten member countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey. President Zardari will address the gathering on Thursday.

During his two-day visit, President Zardari is scheduled to meet the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. On December 24, the presidents of Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan will also hold a trilateral meeting to discuss issues confronting the region. The main focus will be on peace and stability of Afghanistan.

Zardari will also hold bilateral meetings with the Turkish president and the prime minster. The interior ministers of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey will hold a trilateral meeting on Friday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, along with leaders of other ECO member states such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, will also attend the summit. (With additional input from APP)

Published in The Express Tribune, December 23rd.

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