PM Imran to inaugurate 14th ECO Summit virtually on Thursday

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Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the 14th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) virtually on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported.

The theme of the Summit is Regional Economic Cooperation in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair the 14th Summit.

While sharing Pakistan’s perspective on COVID-19 challenges, Imran Khan will outline his vision for regional economic development in line with ECO’s founding principles of promotion of trade and connectivity.

The ECO was formed in 1985 from the erstwhile Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD).

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan later joined as members of ECO. As a founding member, Pakistan remains strongly committed to ECO which aims at promotion of effective regional cooperation, with focus on communications, trade, culture and connectivity.