ECO senior officials meeting kicks off in Islamabad

IRNA – Two-day meeting of senior officials from the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states started in Islamabad on Sunday.

The agenda of the meeting is to make final preparations for the 13th Meeting of the ECO Heads of State/Government on 1st March 2017. Iran President Hassan Rouhani will attend the summit.

Majid Bizmark, Director General International Economic Corporation of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is heading the Iranian delegation in the two-day meeting.

ECO is a ten-member regional organization, which includes Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The ECO Summit has great importance especially for Pakistan and other members of the regional organization.

The ECO Summit is expected to review the state of affairs of ECO 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.