The Istanbul Summit expected to adopt Declaration and a Plan of Action.
This is the nineth summit of eight developing countries including Pakistan, Turkey , Malaysia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, and Nigeria.
Pakistan is the current Chair of the D-8, and it continues to hold the Chair beyond the normal period of two years.
The Prime Minister will hand over the chairmanship of the D-8 Summit to Turkey . The Istanbul Summit is expected to adopt a Declaration and a Plan of Action.
Major areas of cooperation in D-8 Charter are industry, agriculture and food security, energy, trade, transportation and tourism.
The Prime Minister will also interact with the leaders of D-8 member states on the sidelines of the summit.