Andleeb Abbas stresses ECO member states to promote connectivity, trade and economic cooperation


ANTALYA (TURKEY), Nov 09(APP): Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas has stressed ECO member States on the need to make the organization an invaluable platform to promote connectivity, trade and economic cooperation among the member states.

While speaking in 24th meeting of ECC here on Saturday, she emphasized that the ECO Trade Agreement and the Transit Transport Framework Agreement should be implemented to realize the full potential of the organization.

While drawing attention to India’s outright brutality, especially to women and children and blatant disrespect for human dignity in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Parliamentary Secretary said Kashmir issue is a serious threat to regional peace and security and a roadblock in the region reducing its economic potential.

She encouraged them to stand up for justice and play their role for the peaceful resolution of this longstanding conflict according to UN resolutions.

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu assured that Pakistan and Kashmir have Turkey’s support.

Highlighting Pakistan’s initiative of opening Kartarpur corridor, Andleeb Abbas said today is an historic day for Pakistan. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world are visiting Pakistan to celebrate 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak

The participants renewed their commitment to promote regional economic integration among the ECO member states and resolved to play an active role for the realization of the Organization’s aims and objectives.


Source : VNS Islamabad