Pakistan to host 13th ECO summit in March

| Updated: Jan 24, 2017 06:33 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 24 (ANI): Pakistan will host the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) in March this year. The ECO held its last summit in 2012 and now it is Pakistan's turn to host the meeting, reports the Daily Times. The member states of the organisation are Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The official website says Pakistan will host summit on March 1. Iran is the leading member of the group. ECO is a Eurasian political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1985 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade and investment opportunities. (ANI)