ISLAMABAD: The Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Friday emphasized the need to make D-8 more productive and beneficial for the member states, especially by implementing its Agreements including Preferential Trade Agreement.
He was talking to D-8 Secretary-General, Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi who called on him here.
The Secretary General of D-8 appreciated Pakistan’s active role as D-8 Chair.
The Adviser to the Prime Minister assured the Secretary General of Pakistan’s full support in achieving objectives of the Organization.
The D-8 Secretary General, who is visiting to attend the 6th Islamic Countries Think Tank Forum in Islamabad, also called on the Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
The way forward for the organization in light of the recommendations made by the D-8 Eminent Persons Group was discussed during the meeting between the Foreign Secretary and Secretary General D-8.
The Secretary General thanked the Foreign Secretary for Pakistan’s leadership in obtaining “Observer Status” for the Organization at the United Nations and the positive contribution it was making in promoting the D-8 Agenda.
Pakistan assumed the Chair of D-8 in November 2012 for the period 2012-2014.
Pakistan will remain the Organization’s Chair for 2015-2016 and the 36th Session of the D-8 Commission will be held in Islamabad on 4-5 June, 2015.