Islamabad, November 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization have called for boosting regional economic ties and pledged to provide assistance to Afghanistan. Addressing the 15th ECO summit at Ashgabat, they called for removing trade barriers and developing new transport corridors across the region. They also voiced concerns about the situation in Afghanistan and promised to help stabilize the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted the importance of rebuilding Afghanistan’s economy, saying the country’s meltdown can trigger a massive refugee exodus affecting the entire region. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also offered help, saying Afghanistan desperately needs food, fuel and financial assistance as the winter looms.
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