World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said D-8 should be more effective.
Answering the questions of press before leaving for Pakistan on Wednesday, Erdogan said that they would work on improving relations and cooperation among the D-8 countries at the summit.
Reminding the objectives of D-8 were to improve developing countries' positions in the world economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at the international level, and provide better standards of living, Erdogan said that D-8 secretariat should be strengthened in order to make decision-making mechanism more effective.
Erdogan said he would hold talks with his counterparts on the violence in Syria, Gaza and Iraq during the summit.
The summit will be held on November 22 with the theme of "Democratic partnership for peace and prosperity".
Established in 1996 over the call of Turkey, D-8 (Developing Eight) is an arrangement for development cooperation among Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Ten sectors have been identified for cooperation and project development. They are: trade; industry; telecommunications and information; finance, banking and privatization; rural development; science and technology; poverty alleviation and human resources development; agriculture; energy; environment; and health. On the basis of a division of labour for the coordination of D-8 activities, each sector is assigned to a member country.
Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2012, 12:46