TEHRAN (Fars) - Islamabad is eyeing the help and cooperation of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in restoring rail network among Islamabad, Tehran, Istanbul and central Asian countries.
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad told ECO Secretary General Hadi Soleimanpour that his country is giving priority to foreign investment and sought the cooperation of ECO in restoring rail network among Islamabad, Tehran, Istanbul and central Asian countries.
He made the remark in a meeting with ECO Secretary General Hadi Soleimanpour, who agreed to enhance coordination between three counties in this respect.
During the meeting, Sheikh Rasheed briefed Soleimanpour on the ongoing mega railroad projects, including ML-2 and ML-3, as well as upgrading Quetta-Taftan railway track.
Soleimanpour, for his part, agreed to enhance coordination between Tehran, Ankara and Islamabad for the railway connection, and said Pakistan is an important member of ECO and its role for the development and prosperity of the region is commendable.
He highlighted that services of the ECO Trade and Development Bank could be utilized for financial partnership by its member countries.
"ECO development bank could be beneficial for financial partnership,” he added.
ECO Secretary General is visiting Pakistan on March 12-15, 2019. This is his first visit to Pakistan since he assumed office as the Secretary General of the Organization.