Pakistan’s Premier to participate in D-8 Summit in Istanbul

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By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reached Turkish town of Istanbul at the head of a delegation to participate in D-8 Summit being held on October 20, Friday.
This is the 9th Summit of eight Developing Countries i.e. Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
Pakistan is the current Chair of the D-8. It assumed Chair at the 8th Summit of D-8, held in Islamabad in November 2012. Pakistan continued to hold the Chair beyond the normal period of two years. During Islamabad Summit in November 2012 two landmark documents were signed: (i) the D-8 Charter and (ii) Global Vision, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman said.
Pakistan will hand over the chairmanship of the D-8 Summit to Turkey. The Istanbul Summit is expected to adopt a Declaration and a Plan of Action.
Major areas of cooperation in D-8 Charter are; Industry , Agriculture and Food Security , Energy , Trade , Transportation and Tourism.
The Istanbul Summit will, be an occasion to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Organization.
The Prime Minister is expected to interact with the leaders of D-8 Member States on the sidelines of the Summit, the foreign office spokesman said.

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