The 9th Summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, aiming to renew the pledges of its member countries to pave the way for meaningful cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and people-to-people contacts, reports UNB.
The Istanbul Summit will also offer the D-8 leaders an opportunity of renewing and strengthening bilateral relations among the member states, said a Foreign Ministry official.
Ahead of the Summit, the 17th meeting of D-8 Council of Foreign Ministers took place in Istanbul on Thursday.
Chaired by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the meeting was attended by Foreign Ministers and delegations from all the D-8 member states.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam represented Bangladesh in the meeting.
D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an organisation for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
The State Minister who reached Istanbul on Wednesday will attend the Summit. He is leading a six-member delegation, including the Director-General (International Organi-zations) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Turkey, and Consul General of Bangladesh to Istanbul.
Bangladesh is one of the co-founders of this bloc.
Its 9th Summit is taking place marking its 20th founding anniversary.