Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assumed the chair of D-8 at its 10th Summit.
The Bangladesh premier took over the responsibility Thursday for the next two years from the current chair, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
At the outset of the summit that took place virtually, the Turkey’s President delivered the opening remarks and then handed over the chairmanship to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
While addressing the summit, the Prime Minister said she always has a soft corner for this organization as one of the founding members of D-8.
She said when D-8 was established in 1997, she attended the first Summit in Istanbul as Prime Minister.
Sheikh Hasina was also the Chair when Bangladesh hosted the 2nd D-8 Summit in Dhaka in 1999.
The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8 consists of 8 developing Muslim dense countries – Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.