32nd Session of D-8 Commission begins in Islamabad

Photo: 32nd Session of D-8 Commission begins in Islamabad / Iran

32nd session of the Developing Eight (D-8) commission began in Islamabad on Monday, IRNA reported.

The D-8 or 'Developing Eight' groups eight developing Muslim countries, namely Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

In the meeting the experts from the D-8 member states, including Islamic Republic of Iran, discussed the preparation of the draft for ministerial session of D-8.

Secretary General of D-8 Widi Agoes Pratikto presented a detailed report at the opening session about the activities of the D-8 group. Some issues including the D-8 secretariat 2013 budget and visas agreements came under discussion.

The two-day meeting of the Commission would be followed by meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, which would be chaired by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Foreign ministers, senior government officials, governors of central banks, heads of trade promotion organizations, business leaders and exhibitors will participate in the main and sideline activities.

The D-8 was founded by Necmettin Erbakan, former Turkish Prime Minister.The group was established after an announcement in Istanbul, Turkey on June 15, 1997.

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