CAIRO: The fifth round of the Group of Eight Developing Islamic Countries (D-8) ministerial meetings on trade kicked off in Cairo Wednesday, to enhance cooperation among state members, Youm7 reported.
Trade and industry ministers from Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey flocked to the Egyptian capital to participate in the meetings.
The conference was inaugurated by Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail Wednesday morning in presence of business delegations from the alliance.
The three-day conference aims to develop policies and mechanisms with a view to utilizing existing, as well as potential, capacities and put together collective efforts for industrial development in the member states, according to the D-8 Webpage.
The meetings are of pivotal importance ahead of the 9th D-8 Summit scheduled on 5th December 2016 in Iran, Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, D-8 Secretary-General was quoted by Youm7.
The establishment of D-8 was announced officially through the Istanbul Declaration of Summit of Heads of State/Government on June 15, 1997.