President Asif Ali Zaradri is set to visit Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, to take part in the 12th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), and is likely to meet Azerbaijan’s leadership and leaders of ECO member countries on the sidelines of the summit. The summit will be held on October 15.
The Summit will discuss cooperation in different sectors including trade‚ energy‚ transport‚ environment and agriculture.
The meeting of Council of Ministers will account for the reports of the ECO and its institutions on the progress achieved in the main activity area of the ECO that focus among other issues, on transport, trade, energy, environment and agriculture covering the period 2011-2012.
The meeting will adopt substantial decisions on the new initiatives and activities reflected in the program planned for 2012-13.
The ECO Summit being held on October will mark nearly two decades of sustainable functioning of the regional organization, second largest in the world.
A Baku Declaration outlining the vision and guidance for the organization will be issued at the end of the summit.
The ECO is an intergovernmental organisation involving seven Asian and three Euro-Asian nations.
The Economic Cooperation Organization consists of Pakistan‚ Turkey‚ Iran‚ Afghanistan‚ Azerbaijan‚ Kazakhstan‚ Uzbekistan‚ Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.