In its capacity as the Chair of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, Pakistan is hosting the 33rd session of the D-8 Commission in Islamabad on September 2-3.
The D-8 commissioners from member countries - Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey and D-8 Secretary-General Dr Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi will attend the meeting. The meeting will review progress in intra-D-8 cooperation in several areas in the context of road-map of cooperation from 2008 to 2018.
Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs will inaugurate the two-day event.
Of particular importance on the agenda of the meeting is the review of D-8 agreements relating to facilitation of trade and business among member countries.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2013.