ECO adopts Islamabad Declaration, Vision 2025

01 Mar, 2017 4:06 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has concluded with the unanimous resolve of the member states to build and promote multi-dimensional connectivity.

The moot, hosted by Pakistan, was attended by all the ten members, special guest China and observers.

The meeting adopted Islamabad Declaration and Vision 2025 delineating a road-map for greater regional cooperation and integration over the next ten years.

Addressing the ceremony Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the collective political will of ECO leaders is unambiguously reflected in the Islamabad Declaration.

“ECO Vision-2025, adopted by the summit, sets pragmatic and realistic goals along with implementation framework,” he said.


The prime minister said that the member states would collectively endeavor to build and promote connectivity in multiple domains, adding that the summit has emphasized on the need for regional cooperation in the energy sector focusing on infrastructure development and intra-regional energy corridors.

The Prime Minister said no other project better symbolizes Pakistan’s conception of win-win cooperation through connectivity than China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. It is now being recognized as a catalyst for energy, infrastructure, transport, connectivity and trade in the whole of South and Central Asia.




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