By: Rana Tariq
Islamabad: Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will pay an official visit to Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 23-24 January, 2023 to attend the 26th meeting of Council of Ministers (COM) of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). The theme of the conference is “Year of Strengthening Connectivity”.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will address the Council and will separately hold bilateral meetings with participating ministers of member states and other dignitaries on the sidelines of the event.
Council of Ministers (COM) is the policy making forum of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) that approves the decisions and annual workplan of the Organization. The 25th COM was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in November, 2021.
As a founding member, Pakistan remains strongly committed to ECO which aims at promotion of effective regional cooperation, with special focus on communications, trade, culture and connectivity.