Pakistan Parliamentary Speaker, Dr. Fehmida Mirza, thanked Iranian Parliament Speaker, Dr. Ali Larijani, for his unflinching support for making her initiative of forming the ECO Parliamentary Assembly (PAECO) a reality. She made the remarks in her meeting with Dr. Ali Larijani along with his delegation in Islamabad on the sidelines of 1st PAECO countries. She called for "close cooperation among the PAECO countries to turn it into an effective forum for finding solution to the issues confronting its members", an official statement said. She said that the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) region is a huge repository of human resource and economic potential which if properly exploited could usher in era of progress and prosperity in the region. Fehmida also underlined the need to work together to overcome
the issues and work jointly for the welfare of the people of ECO region.
The Journal of The Parliament's Library, No. 1, Aug.-Sept., 2013, p. 7.