The Prime Minister will hand over the chairmanship of the D-8 Summit to Turkey.
ISTANBUL Oct 20 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in Turkey to attend the D-8 Summit, being held in Istanbul today [Friday].
This is the 9th Summit of eight Developing Countries including 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.
The Prime Minister 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 20th Anniversary of the Organization will also be celebrated on the occasion.
The Prime Minister is expected to interact with the leaders of D-8 Member States on the sidelines of the Summit.