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D8 members meet in Abuja

03 December 2013, 15:44

Lagos - All is set for Wednesday when Abuja hosts the fourth Summit of the Eight Developing Countries of the world (D8), who aim to promote the socio- economic development and food security of member states.

The summit will enable members conclude actions on all outstanding issues for different working groups and for the formulation of the strategies for ensuring timely and effective implementation of all decisions reached at meetings.

The issues earmarked for discussion would border on strengthening areas of weakness such as the usage of standards and trade, need to forge a strong and meaningful multilateral / bilateral collaboration as well as partnerships among the private sectors of member states and exploring the areas of advantages.

Members are optimistic that at the end of the meeting, there would be modalities for firming up cooperation in various sub-sectors of the seed bank, fertilizer animal feeds, marine fisheries as well as adoption of strategies for the implementation of the D-8 Programme for Food Security (D8-PFS).

The organization was established to enhance cooperation in the economic sector through sharing of expertise to improve the proportion of its member-countries in the global economy. In accordance to current demands, its scope of cooperation has been expanded to create new opportunities in trade relations as well as other major sectors.

Other objectives of the organization also entail enhancing the participation of members-states in the processes of decision making at the international level.

The other D8 members are Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

– CAJ News


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