PUTRAJAYA APRIL 7: The 10th Summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) on 8th April 2021 will be held virtually and hosted by Bangladesh as the current Chair of the D-8 Summit.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will lead Malaysia’s delegation at the Summit with the theme “Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, the theme is timely given the need for D-8 to explore new opportunities through the empowerment of youth and digital technology in addressing the current global economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Leaders are expected to discuss and review the developments and achievements of the six areas of economic cooperation and formulate the economic cooperation plans for the next decade,” said the statement.
The Foreign Ministry’s statement added, the six areas of economic cooperation under the D-8 includes trade, agriculture, and food security, industrial cooperation and SMEs, transportation, energy and minerals and tourism.
The statement also highlighted that the Summit was preceded by the 19th Session of the D-8 Council of Ministers on 7th April 2021, attended by Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein while the 43rd Session of the D-8 Commission was held on 5-6 April 2021.
“Leaders are also expected to adopt two outcome documents, the Dhaka Declaration and D-8 Decennial Roadmap for 2020-2030.
“The Dhaka Declaration reaffirms Member States’ commitments towards the D-8’s objectives and cooperation framework in charting D-8’s future strategic direction.
“The D-8 Decennial Roadmap for 2020-2030 will guide the work of the D-8 towards achievements for the next 10 years,” said the statement.
The statement added, Malaysia’s participation at the Summit will demonstrate the country’s continued commitment and support to the initiatives under the D-8 cooperation framework.
The D-8 Secretariat based in Istanbul, Turkey is led by Datuk Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari the first Malaysian to hold the Secretary-General position and appointed on 1st January 2018. –Malaysia World News