Dr. Fehmida Mirza meets Speakers of Iran and Turkey

Dr. Fehmida Mirza meets Speakers of Iran and Turkey


Islamabad, February 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): On the sidelines of 1st Conference of Parliamentary Assembly of Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) countries, Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza held separate bilateral meetings with Mr. Cemil Cecek and. Dr. Ali Larijani, Speakers of Turkey and Iran, respectively along with their delegations today.

Speaker National Assembly, Dr. Fehmida Mirza underscored the need for closer contacts and cooperation among the ECO countries specially making the PAECO Forum more effective so that it ponder issues and common challenges confronted by the Member States and find solutions, thereof.

She said that the ECO region was a huge repository of human resource and economic potential which if properly exploited could usher in era of progress and prosperity in the region. She also underlined the need to work together to over come the issues and work jointly for the welfare of the people of ECO region.

She said that all the Trade and other agreements of cooperation between ECO Member States should be accomplished specially the establishment of Trade and Investment Bank in Turkey. She said that all the Members states should sign the Banking agreement so that the Bank could commence its operations.

She thanked her Turkish and Iranian counterparts for their unflinching support for making her initiative into a reality. She expressed her gratitude to them for their active participation in the conference and expressed the hope that the forum would provide an opportunity for interaction and dialogue on matters of mutual interests.

Reciprocating, the Turkish and Iranian Speakers agreed with views of Speaker National Assembly and lauded her efforts for taking concrete steps in bringing the regional allies closer to each other. They said that the forum will provide an opportunity to share experiences on regional and international issues. They agreed that the PAECO forum should play its active role in bringing prosperity in the ECO region.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106



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