ECO members agree to promote multi-dimensional connectivity  

ECO members agree to promote multi-dimensional connectivity  

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) concluded here on Wednesday with an aim to build and promote multi-dimensional connectivity.

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

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

Later, at a press stakeout, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the collective political will of ECO leaders is unambiguously reflected in the Islamabad Declaration. The declaration underlines the importance of fully exploiting the economic complementariness of member states.

He said ECO Vision-2025, adopted by the summit, sets pragmatic and realistic goals along with implementation framework. The PM said the member states would collectively endeavour to build and promote connectivity in multiple domains. He said the summit has emphasized on the need for regional cooperation in the energy sector focusing on infrastructure development and intra-regional energy corridors.

Nawaz said ECO has taken important steps to promote people to people contacts and regional tourism.