Addressing the ECO Summit, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need to further strengthen Economic Cooperation Organization. He said that with greater understanding between the heads of states and governments, the member countries would be able to take larger strides in advancing the programs and activities of the organization.
He gave the view that ECO can play a vital role in shaping the future economy of the region. Hassan Rouhani also termed the 21st Century as the “Era of Emerging Asia”, adding that economic activities are being transferred from the West to the East. He also suggested during his address that ECO countries be interconnected through highways.