President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday that Pakistan was well positioned to provide trade and communication corridors through its territory and ports to its friends and partners.
We are ready to provide energy as a bridge and develop win-win scenarios, the President said while addressing 11th summit of ECO (Economic Coordination Organization).
He said that Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline and TAPI gas pipeline projects should be seen in that context.
He described development as strategic priority and urged the ECO member states that infrastructure and energy connectivity in the region should be one of the key goals.
He said that trade was possible only if there were infrastructural linkages and integrated border arrangements for trade facilitation.
He added that one of the major achievements of ECO was the enforcement of Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA).
The President said that Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train service and ECO Truck Caravan were commendable successes.
He said, Pakistan remains deeply committed to the aims and objectives of ECO.