The Developing Eight Countries (D-8) Secretary General Seyed Ali Mousavi has announced that Turkey will hold the organization's presidency this year Anadolu Agency reported.
In a meeting with the Chairman of Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul on Tuesday, Mousavi talked about the importance of the D8's visibility in Turkey, which is the founder and largest economy in the organization.
He added that in order to have an efficient presidency, not only in politics but also the business world, academia and non-governmental organizations' contributions are significant.
"I believe we can cooperate together to increase the D8's efficiency," D8 Secretary General stressed.
The Chairman of Marmara Group Foundation Akkan Suver said it has cooperated with institutions, such as Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and United Nations.
"We would love to cooperate with D8 countries too as it constitutes the most important economies of the Muslim world."
The D-8, founded by Turkey's former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, includes Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Egypt.