PM extends warmest greetings to the people D8 countries on 23rd anniversary.
Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed the need for accelerating pace of progress and forging a stronger partnership to realize full potential of the forum.
PM extends warmest greetings
In a message on 23rd anniversary of D-8 countries, he extended warmest felicitations to people of D-8 countries.
Further, he reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the vision and objectives of D-8 platform.
He also reaffirmed full support and cooperation in dvancing shared goals.
In the context of COVID-19, the Prime Minister emphasised the need to work together and confront challenges in a holistic manner to save lives and regenerate economies.
D-8, also known as Developing-8 organization aims for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
The official Istanbul Declaration of Summit of Heads of State/Government announced the establishment of D-8 on June 15, 1997.
Besides, D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation eyes improved member states’ position in the global economy.
Plus, it wants to diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at international level, and improve standards of living.
D-8 remains a global arrangement rather than a regional one, as the composition of its members reflects.
Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) emerged as a forum with no adverse impact on bilateral and multi-lateral commitments of the member countries, emanating from their membership to other international or regional organizations.
Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari from Malaysia is currently serving as the Secretary General of the D-8 Organization.
Its Secretariat based in Istanbul-Turkey.