D-8 summit can cement Tehran-Baku-Ankara ties
The recent summit of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) which, among others, gathered Iranian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani officials together will be a useful tool in cementing ties between these three strategic countries, an Azerbaijan affairs expert believes.
Turkey hosted the Summit on Oct. 20 under the motto “Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation”, taking over the charge from Pakistan.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri and Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla attended the summit.
The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, is an organization for development of cooperation among member states (Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey).
The combined population of the eight countries accounts for about 60 percent of all Muslims, or close to 13 percent of the world’s population.