The ECO Secretary General, Mr. Halil Ibrahim Akca, called on the Prime Minister this afternoon (28 February 2017). The Secretary General is in Pakistan for the ongoing 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit.
The Prime Minister appreciated the role of the ECO Secretary General and his team for their preparatory work for the 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad.
The ECO Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for hosting the ECO Summit and for the excellent arrangements. He appreciated Prime Minister’s vision for regional connectivity and greater regional integration. He reaffirmed the role of the ECO Secretariat for fully implementing ECO initiatives and moving the Organization forward for the benefit of its member states.
The Prime Minister underscored the enormous potential of the ECO region. He referred to the commonality of interests, common cultural heritage and geographical proximity of ECO countries.
The Prime Minister emphasized Pakistan’s commitments to achieve ECO objectives, as envisioned in the ECO Charter. He expressed the hope that the outcomes of the 13th ECO Summit in the form of the Islamabad Declaration and ECO Vision 2025 would further enhance regional integration, connectivity and help advance economic prosperity in the region.