Turkey to host D-8 foreign ministers meeting in Antalya

The foreign ministers of the Organization of Developing Countries (D-8) will convene in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Saturday, Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will host the 18th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the D-8.

"During the meeting, the decisions taken at the Istanbul Summit in 2017 will be followed up and the ways of further strengthening cooperation among member states and more effective functioning of the D-8 will be reviewed," the ministry said in a statement.

On June 15, 1997, the D-8 was launched after Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan proposed the creation of an economic group consisting of eight emerging economies from the Muslim world.

Alongside Turkey, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria and Pakistan created an organization based in Istanbul.

Source: Anadolu Agency