President: (President calls for strengthening transport, communication infrastructure in ECO region)

ISLAMABAD:President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed for further strengthening transport and communication infrastructure in the ECO region to facilitate trade and investment.

Talking to Secretary General to Economic Cooperation Organization Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour here on Thursday, he said this region has the potential and capacity to function as a bridge between North and South as well as Europe and Asia.

He said Pakistan is upgrading its rail and road infrastructure to facilitate smooth flow of goods to its neighbours and to promote trade opportunities within the region.