The Developing 8 (D-8) is an organization of eight developing countries that have formed an economic development alliance. The objectives of D-8 Organization are to improve member states’ position in the world economy. The D-8 organization was founded on June 15, 1997 in Istanbul, Turkey by Necmettin Erbakan, former Turkish Prime Minister.
D-8 CountriesThe D-8 are large Muslim population countries. The eight D-8 countries are: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
D-8 Priority AreasThe five priority areas of D-8 are:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Industrial Cooperation & SMES
- Energy & Mineral
D-8 SecretariatD-8 Secretariat is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi of Iran is the Secretary General of the D-8 Organization.