Bangladesh is set to hold the tenth edition of Developing-8 (D-8) Summit virtually on April 8 aiming to seek more investment and trade from the member states.
“After the summit, Bangladesh will chair the D-8 for next two years that creates opportunity to project Bangladesh’s tremendous economic and development success in front of the world,” foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters at a virtual media briefing on Wednesday.
He said Bangladesh would chair the D-8 Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCI) for the next two years, that helps Dhaka getting more trade and attracting investment from the D-8 member states.
The foreign minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the Bangladesh delegation while her counterparts of the rest seven D-8 member states will head their respective sides at the summit.
D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8 consists of 8 developing Muslims countries– Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
At the summit, Turkey, the current chair of D-8 will handover the chairmanship to Bangladesh for the next two years.