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Dhaka set to host 44th D-8 Commission Session meeting from Monday

Dhaka set to host 44th D-8 Commission Session meeting from Monday

As the current Chair of the D-8, Bangladesh is going to host the 44th Session of the D-8 Commission meeting on November 8 to 9 here in hybrid format.

Ambassador Shabbir Ahmad Chowdhury, Secretary (West and ICT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh will inaugurate the two-day meeting of the D-8 Commissioners, a foreign ministry press release said on Sunday.

D-8 Commissioner of Bangladesh and Director General (International Organizations) of the Ministry Wahida Ahmed will Chair the meeting.

The D-8 Secretary-General, Ku Jaafar Bin Ku Shaari and Commissioners of the D-8 Member countries will participate in the meeting.

During the meeting, issues related to the six priority areas of D-8 cooperation- Trade, Agriculture and Food Security, Industrial Cooperation, Energy and Minerals, Transportation and Tourism are expected to be discussed.

The D-8 commissioners will take stock of the implementation of the outcomes of the 10th D-8 Summit and review the progress made so far.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the current Chair of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8).

She assumed the Chairmanship of the D-8 from the President of Turkey on April 8, 2021 at the 10th D-8 Summit.