The Foreign Secretary outlined the significance of Pakistan’s geo-strategic location for promoting Regional Connectivity in an event to discuss opportunities and challenges in expanding economic connectivity in Greater Central Asia, organized by the Asia Society, New York on 23 September.
Highlighting Pakistan’s significance for regional connectivity, the Foreign Secretary stated that Pakistan could serve as regional pivot for greater connectivity. He underscored Pakistan’s leadership’s vision to make Pakistan a hub for intra regional trade and economic activities. In this context, he emphasized the importance of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor. He added that Pakistan also advocates ECO Region’s economic connectivity similar to European Union and ASEAN for greater prosperity. He said that Pakistan is committed to early finalization and implementation of CASA-1000 and TAPI gas pipeline to meet energy shortfall of Pakistan and for greater benefit of the people of the region.
The Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns were also part of the panel. The panelist underlined the importance of regional connectivity for the benefit of the people of the region.
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry also represented Pakistan in the Meetings of OIC Contact Groups on Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Somalia which were held, separately, at the UN Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
24th September, 2014
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