Dhaka, Oct 30 (BAN/ AD): The 10th summit of D-8 will be held in Bangladesh next year. Prior to this such a summit was held 20 years back in 1999. On Tuesday Jaafar Ku Shaari Secretary General of the D-8 met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam for meeting.
D-8 stands for Organization for Economic Cooperation comprises eight largest Muslim developing countries – Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. It was setup in 1997 at the first summit held in Istanbul. Bangladesh hosted the second summit in 1999.
The summit will stress on particularly in the field of technology and innovation, universal health care services. The state minister reiterated Bangladesh’s commitment towards “a more effective and functional D8 realising its full potential”.
The summit will emphasize on how to better collaborate between the member states and enhance skills in the field of energy, tourism, and blue economy, the foreign ministry said.