Sunday , April 11 2021

Muhyiddin to lead Malaysian delegation at D-8 Virtual Summit



KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will head the Malaysian delegation at the 10th Summit of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization (D-8) on Thursday, April 8th.

According to the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra), the virtual summit is hosted by Bangladesh, the current president of the D-8 Summit.

Before the summit, the 19th session of the D-8 Council of Ministers and the 43rd session of the D-8 Commission on Mondays and Tuesdays were held on Wednesday, attended by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hüseyin.

Wisma Putra said this year’s theme “Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology” was the timely need for D-8 to explore new opportunities through empowering youth and digital technology to address the current global economy. difficulties.

“Leaders are expected to discuss and review developments and achievements in six areas of economic cooperation and formulate economic cooperation plans for the next decade,” the statement said.

The six areas of economic cooperation under D-8 are trade, agriculture and food security, industrial cooperation and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), transport, energy and mines, and tourism.

Wisma Putra said leaders are expected to adopt two final documents – the Dhaka Declaration and the D-8 Ten-Year Roadmap for 2020-2030.

“The Dhaka Declaration reaffirms member states’ commitment to D-8’s goals and framework of cooperation in determining the future strategic direction of D-8.

“The D-8 Decade Roadmap for 2020-2030 will drive D-8’s work towards D8 achievements over the next decade,” he said.

The ministry noted that this year’s summit is expected to generate new initiatives and ideas to achieve D-8’s goals and objectives.

Malaysia’s participation in the summit will demonstrate its continued commitment and support to initiatives under the D-8 cooperation framework.

Istanbul, Turkey Located in the D-8 Secretariat, General Secretary, who undertakes the first Malaysian Datuk Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari is managed by. He was appointed on January 1, 2018. – Judicial




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