Iran’s envoy starts serving as D8 Secretary General
Iran's former envoy to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Ali-Mohammad Moussavi, as started two-year mission in Istanbul, Turkey, as the D8 Secretary-General for four years, IRNA reported.
Moussavi had been selected to the post in Islamabad in November 2012.
The Developing-8 is a group of developing countries with large Muslim populations that have formed an economic development alliance.
It consists of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.
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. Membership is open to countries other than the current member-states, though no expansion is currently planned.
The D8 summit is held annually with the aim of exchanging views among the member states.