Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry host of the 16th Executive Committee and specialized Committee Meetings of Economic Cooperation Organization

Islamabad: The forthcoming Economic cooperation organization Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO CCI) Executive Committee Meeting and other specialized Committee Meetings which are being held at Karachi from 19 – 21 November will go a long way in promotion of trade and economic relations in the ECO Region and open new era of cooperation amongst the members countries. This was stated by Senator Haji Ghulam Ali President FPCCI.

Commenting on the forthcoming meeting of ECO he said that FPCCI has the privilege to be host of all ECO CCI’s meeting. ECO CCI is the composition of the National Chambers of the 10 members’ countries including Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan Afghanistan while the president-ship of ECO CCI presently rests with Iran.

President FPCCI further informed that the ECO meetings are being organized after 3 years in Pakistan which is an encouraging sign which will give a good message to the trading community of ECO CCI and other international trading block including the block of which Pakistan is also a member like SAARC and OIC.

The delegations under the leadership of the Presidents of their National CCIs have started reaching Karachi. Some prominent big delegations are from Iran and Turkey being led by Dr. Nahavandian President of ECO CCI and Iran CCI and Mr. Rifat President of Union Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TOBB).

The Specialized Committees on Arbitration, Trade Facilitation, Tourism, Transportation, Women Entrepreneurs Council and Industry and Investment will be held on 19 – 20 November to discuss the future activities of ECO CCI and promotion of intra trade and economic relations in the ECO region.

The Executive Committee meeting to be held on 21st November 2011 will review the reports/recommendations of the Specialized Committee meetings which will be submitted to the respective government of the ECO states.

The Executive Committee meeting also aims at discussing all bottlenecks hampering the trade in the region. The Meeting will also discuss the proposals and suggestion to utilize the geographical and natural advantages of the region.

Mr. Tariq Sayeed Chairman Pakistan Iran Business Council of FPCCI also optimized that in a dinner meeting with the Secretary General Mr. Reza Karbasi of ECO CCI that all resources should be exploited in exploring new avenues for promotion of trade and economic relations in the regions which is far behind the desired level.

FPCCI has a hectic program of activities including meetings and dinner and lunches in honour of ECO delegates. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor Sindh is also hosting a dinner in honour of the ECO Delegates on November 21, 2011 at Governor House Karachi.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Raza Khan,
Chairman Coordination,
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
FPCCI, Capital Office, Islamabad,
Former President, Haripur Chamber of Commerce,
Founder President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce.
Tel: FPCCI +92-51-2251891-3. Fax +92-51-251894
Tel: Business +92-51-4434200-5. Fax +92-514434203