Heads of State and Government of Developing Eight Countries, popularly known as D-8, on Thursday laid an emphasis on deepening cooperation and expressed their resolution to fight against all threats to economic development as well as peace and prosperity of member states, including terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, sectarianism and extremism.
They reaffirmed to combat racism, discrimination, xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments in all its forms and underscored the need for further strengthening the coordination and engagement among the Member States by taking into consideration the global developments and their impacts on national economies.The Tenth Summit under the theme “partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology” also adopted 38-point Dhaka Declaration 2021 agreed to work together in six priority areas of cooperation – Trade, Agriculture, Food Security, Industrial cooperation and SMEs, Energy and Minerals, Transportation and Tourism.
The D-8 is comprises by Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. The 10th summit held virtually on Thursday, was addressed by their summit leaders.
The summit expressed deep appreciation to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, for his leadership, commitment and devoted efforts in promoting the D-8 objectives during his Chairmanship of the Organization.
It also expressed profound appreciation to Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, the government and the people of Bangladesh for successfully hosting the 10th Summit and for their warm reception and wish the prime minister every success during her chairmanship of the D-8.
The Summit reaffirmed that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the time, expresses profound alarm that the emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise globally, remains deeply concerned that all countries, particularly developing countries, are vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Following is the full text of Dhaka Declaration: