Pakistan to host D-8 Commission next week

Islamabad: Pakistan in its capacity as the Chair of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, will be hosting 35th Session of the D-8 Commission on June 10 and 11 here at Islamabad.

According to foreign Office the moot will be attended by Commissioners of D-8 member states and the D-8 Secretary-General Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi. This meeting is the last of the series of D-8 Summit, Council and Commission meetings organised and hosted by Pakistan.

The D-8 Commissioners from member countries (Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey) will take stock of progress made in various priority areas and cooperation including proposals to implement D-8 agreements.

The meeting will also consider recommendations made by the D-8 Eminent Persons Group for making the organisation more effective and productive in its second life cycle that will ensue with the 9th Summit in Ankara in December this year.

The meeting has also on its agenda issues including observer status for the D-8 at the United Nations General Assembly and its interaction with other international and regional organisations. The decisions and proposals of the Commissioners will be adopted by the D-8 Council of Ministers in Ankara in December 2014.

Established in 1997, the D-8 is a multilateral grouping of eight emerging economies of the Muslim world that represent different regions.

The organization works towards enhancing economic and trade cooperation between the member countries.  The organisation reflects combined population of over one billion and a market of about one trillion dollars.

The member countries envisage increasing intra D-8 trade to over US $ 500 billion in next four years.

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