Pakistan to host ECO Summit from March 1

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.25 (ANI): Pakistan will host the ECO Summit here on March 1, said the Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday. He said the theme of the summit to be held in Islamabad would be "Connectivity for Regional Prosperity". Radio Pakistan further quoted him, as saying that the summit will deliberate and decide on ways and means to augment cooperation in the areas of connectivity, trade, energy, tourism, investment, industry, economic growth, productivity, social self-aware and environment. He said initiatives for furtherance of education and scientific linkages, cultural and people to people contacts within the ECO will also be deliberated upon. Aziz described the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as an outstanding example of the theme of connectivity and it will augment the existing and planned transit and energy corridors in ECO region for greater progress and prosperity for the people of the area. He said the theme will help foster rail, air, energy, cyber, and knowledge based connectivity. He said most of the member states have confirmed their participation. (ANI)