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  • PM Imran Khan will open the 14th Organization for Economic Cooperation (ECO) Summit today.
  • The theme of the summit is “Regional Economic Cooperation Post COVID-19.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair the 14th Summit.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will open the 14th Summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (ECO) which will be held almost today (Thursday).

The theme of the summit is “Regional Economic Cooperation Post COVID-19”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair the 14th Summit, Radio Pakistan reported.

Sharing Pakistan’s perspective on the COVID-19 challenge, Imran Khan will outline his vision for regional economic development in line with the basic principles of trade promotion and ECO connectivity.

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Apart from Iran and Turkey, Pakistan is one of the founders of the ECO.

The organization was formed in 1985 from the former Regional Cooperation for Development. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan later joined as members of the ECO.

As a founding member, Pakistan actively contributes to the advancement of the ECO goals and objectives and remains firmly committed to its goal of promoting effective regional cooperation, with a focus on communication, trade, culture and connectivity.



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