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Pak FM calls for strengthening trade ties amongst regional states

Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for promotion of trade and economic relations amongst the regional countries.

Addressing a ceremony to mark Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Day in Islamabad he said the goal could be achieved by improving connectivity through rail, roads, ports and use of latest technology.

Highlighting the significance of the ECO, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the organization gives great importance to the objectives of regional peace and development. He said efforts are required to enhance cooperation amongst the ECO countries at different levels.

He assured that Pakistan will continue to play its role to promote cooperation amongst the regional countries in order to achieve the sustainable development goals.

The Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO is a political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1984 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey.

Later it was joined by seven new members; Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade and investment opportunities.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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