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TECH-TRADE-RAILS-ROADS-SEA PORTS NEEDED FOR PROMOTION OF REGIONAL TRADE IN ECO COUNTRIES -SARTAJ AZIZ

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz has said the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an important platform for enhancing mutual relations amongst the member states.

ECO Countries- 6% World Population-only 2% Share in World Trade- President Mamnoon

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that there were numerous opportunities for social and economic development in the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and urged the countries to enrich cooperation in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Sovereign homeland for Palestinians with Al-Quds Al-Sharif its capital only road-map for Muslim Ummah: PM

 ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said a sovereign homeland for the Palestinian people with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital remained the only road map for the Muslim Ummah and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

ECO Regional Planning Council Finalizes Recommendations for Year 2018 with Focus on Trade & Investment

Islamabad(Staff Reporter) 3rd day of the Regional Planning Council continues in Islamabad.  More than 120 delegates from Member of the Economic Cooperation Organization are brain storming to finalize road map for execution of the ECO Vision 2025.

5th AU-EU Summit 2017- Solution for African Migrant Crisis

Aamna Rafiq - The 5th African Union – European Union Summit was held in Abidjan, the Republic of Ivory Coast on November 29 - 30, 2017. This summit witnessed the participation of the Heads of State and Government from 28 EU and 55 AU member states.

REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF E.C.O MEETS TO EXPLORE VENUES OF ENHANCING THE CONNECTIVITY AND TRADE

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Regional Planning Council (RPC) is the main technical planning body within ECO which comprises of Head of Planning organizations of the member states as well as officials and experts from the national sectoral ministries and agencies. The 28th annual meeting of Regional Planning Council was co-chaired by Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal and Secretary General ECO Mr.

Speculations about China's preference of Hattar over Rashakai for SEZ not true; Spokesman Ministry of Planning

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Spokesman for Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform Mr. Asim Khan has clarified that the propaganda that China prefers Hattar over Rashakai as priority Special Economic Zone is absolutely untrue and the speculations in this regard are out of context and one sided.

SAUDI ARAB SEEKS PAKISTANI SUPPORT FOR TRAINING TO ARMED FORCES

Islamabad (Staff Reporter)“Building on a solid legacy, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are progressing towards a comprehensive defence relationship for the twenty-first century.”

          This was stated by Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan while welcoming Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Aysh, who called on him at the Ministry of Defence.

Pakistani Naval Chief Calls on Turkish Navy Officials

Islamabad(Monitoring Desk)Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is on an official visit to Turkey. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument TATLIOGLU and Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender YILDIRIM.

SAUDI ARABIA WARNS OF SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF IRRESPONSIBLE & UNWARRANTED STEP TAKEN BY U.S PRESIDENT ON JERUSALEM

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia followed, with great disappointment, the announcement made by the President of the United States Donald Trump, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the United States’ embassy to Jerusalem.

“Corruption and lack of accountability undermine countries" -UNDP enters new partnerships supporting increasing accountability

Islamabad, 12 December 2017 – To mark Anti-Corruption Day celebrated on 9 December, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan initiated two new agreements to develop innovative solutions to end corruption and increase accountability. The agreements were signed by the Country Director, Ignacio Artaza, representing UNDP Pakistan, and Fayyaz Yasin of Accountability Lab and Syed Raza Ali of the Peace and Justice Network, respectively.

ECO COUNTRIES URGED TO DOUBLE THEIR EFFORTS FOR INCREASING REGIONAL TRADE BY 2 FOLDS -ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY ALSO STRESSED

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Secretary General Economic Cooperation Organization Halil Ibrahim Akca has called upon the ECO member states to double their efforts for increasing intra-regional trade by two folds.

Pakistan China Model of State to State Relations - Sartaj Welcomes Business Delegation

Islamabad (Staff Reporter)“Relations between Pakistan and China have become a model of State to State relations and China has become a reliable partner in our national development efforts” said Mr. Sartaj Aziz Deputy Chairman Planning Commission while addressing to the 60 member Chinese business delegation currently visiting Pakistan.

Pakistan-Nigeria Have Many Commonalities For Promoting Bilateral Relations

Islamabad (Staff Reporter ) H.E. Maj Gen (Rtd) Ashimiyu Adebayo Olaniyi, Ambassador of Nigeria said that Pakistan and Nigeria have many commonalities that should be leveraged for promoting bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries. He said Nigeria has excellent cooperation with Pakistan in defence field, but the bilateral trade was not encouraging.

DECEMBER 12 - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NEUTRALITY

Special Report

This year for the first time December 12 will be celebrated as the International Day of Neutrality

Turkmenistan’s foreign policy became a unique and one-of-a-kind international and legal status of permanent neutrality, acquired in December 12, 1995, recognized by the UN General Assembly, and approved by the world community.

Role of Visionary Leaders in the Development of Youth-Heydar Aliyev & Muhammad Ali Jinnah- Seminar at COMSATS IIT

Islamabad(Tazeen Akhtar) Ambassador of Azerbaijan, H.E Ali Alizade has said that Heydar Aliyev and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, both of these leaders laid the foundation of their countries and national youth strategies were the central part of their state policy. These strategies were based on the great leaders' ideas reflecting the interests and benefit of the youth of their countries.

46th NATIONAL DAY OF U.A.E CELEBRATED IN ISLAMABAD

Islamabad(Tazeen Akhtar)Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Alzaabi hosted a grand and magnificent reception on  46th National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 02 Dec 2017 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. It was the first reception since the Ambassador assumed his assignment to Pakistan. A young, smart, good looking and very soft spoken envoy with warm feelings and charming smile on his face was a pleasant experience for the guests who attended the reception in large number expressing their allegiance to brotherly country.

Pakistan Navy completes 10th Command tenure (CTF-150) -Hands over reigns to Royal Australian Navy

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Pakistan Navy handed over the Command of the Multinational Combined Task Force (CTF-150) to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in an impressive Change of Command ceremony held at Headquarters Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at Bahrain. Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi of the Pakistan Navy handed over the Command of CTF-150 to Commodore Malcom KM Wise OAM of the Royal Australian Navy.

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