Rouhani leaves Islamabad after attending 13th ECO summit

IRNA — President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani left for Tehran on Wednesday after participating in 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit in Islamabad.

The Iranian President during his two-day visit, also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.

Earlier the 13th ECO Summit concluded in Islamabad with adoption of the Islamabad Declaration.

While addressing the summit, President Rouhani alled for enhancing economic cooperation between the ECO member-states.

‘The ECO needs to be restructued,’ he said.

Pakistan hosted the meeting of the ECO heads for the second time.

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

This was President Rouhani’s second visit to Pakistan as the President of Iran in less than one year. He was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers and senior officials.

The last ECO Summit was held in October 2012 in Baku.