ISLAMABAD -  Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday pledged full support to the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Vision 2030.

Aziz is leading Pakistani delegation to the 2nd ACD Summit in Bangkok. The ACD is a forum of 34 Asian countries, which aims to strengthen regional cooperation by incorporating Asian economies, based on strengths and diversity of Asian resources and to formal single Asian community for socio-economic uplift.

The ACD was established in 2002 and convened its first Summit was called in 2012 in Kuwait.

Pakistan is one of the founding members of ACD.

Addressing the summit, the Adviser highlighted the government’s efforts for strengthening and reviving the national economy which has started showing positive results and measurable rebound.

He pledged Pakistan’s full support to ACD’s Vision 2030, and its six pillars of regional cooperation namely, interrelation of food, energy and water security, connectivity, science technology and innovation, education and human resource development, tourism and culture and alternative approaches to sustainable development.

He assured Pakistan’s cooperation as prime mover for leading the ACD priority area in regional connectivity, with other member states, in addition to extending cooperation in the area of culture and tourism.

The Adviser highlighted the crucial role of China Pakistan Economic Corridor for regional integration.

In conclusion the Summit adopted three outcome documents i.e. Bangkok Declaration, the Vision for Asia Cooperation 2030, and ACD statement on reigniting growth for partnership for connectivity.