PM Imran assures ECO complete cooperation from Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), Dr Hadi Soleimanpour and assured that Pakistan would extend complete cooperation to the ECO, ARY News reported.

Dr Soleimanpour is on his maiden visit to Islamabad, who paid a courtesy call to the PM Imran Khan today.

According to an official statement, the secretary-general briefed PM Imran about background and activities of the ECO and underscored its importance as a regional economic organisation aimed at enhanced regional social contacts, trade liberalization and greater connectivity.

He also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for providing an opportunity to apprise him of his ideals of an active and vibrant ECO.

He enumerated a few achievements of the organization in the fields of educational and cultural exchanges between the member states and implementation of certain important agreements in other fields.

The prime minister appreciated the role of ECO and while discussing challenges faced by the Organization, ensured the Secretary-General of full support of his Government.

He hoped that under the supervision of Dr Hadi, the organisation will achieve its objectives. He also wished success for the secretary general’s reform agenda.

Dr Soleimanpour is paying his first visit to Pakistan after assuming charge of secretary general of the economic inter-governmental organisation in August 2018.