Secretary-General calls on OIC

The two Secretaries General discussed various issues of common interest and agreed to consolidate efforts to strengthen institutional cooperation between the two Organizations. They also reiterated the need to implement the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) already concluded between the OIC and the D-8.

Secretary-General calls on President

was moving towards implementation of policies in the next phase of its life cycle. He also referred to that fact that the Organization was very keen to undertake common projects that would directly benefit people to improve their economic standard.
They discussed about the possibility of establishing institutional links between the two Organizations. They agreed to work on exploring collaborative links in order to explore mutual areas of cooperation and possible financing mechanism by the IDB on common projects in member states. 
Dr. Mousavi invited the President to attend the upcoming D-8 Summit scheduled in Istanbul in December 2014. 

D-8 successfully held its 35th Session of the

The meeting presided over by H.E. Mr. Babar Hashmi, the Commissioner of Pakistan and the current Chair, discussed a host of issues on different and various agenda items including, among others, review of the current activities and engagements, intensification of economic cooperation through implementation of the provisions of various agreements and institutional mechanisms, updating the statutory documents for a more functioning Secretariat etc. They focused on the need to facilitate cooperation on sectoral issues in order to take the Organization’s agenda for economic cooperation forward. 
The meeting would finalize its outcome later on 11 June 2014. 

SG attends conference on 'International

Secretary-General Mousavi took part in the Ministerial panel moderated by Hon Ms. Helen Clark, the UNDP Administrator and attended by current and former Ministers, Head of development agencies and head of Foreign Ministry from Jamaica, South Korea, Norway, Russia and Haiti respectively. Mousavi gave a background of D-8 and highlighted the role and engagement of the Organization as a prominent inter-governmental entity for economic development as envisaged by its leaders. He said that D-8 provided a good platform for promoting South-South Cooperation. He mentioned that D-8 had marked significant progress over the period of 16 years since its establishment in the areas such as industry, trade, transportation etc. and thus had contributed to the economic uplift of the people of the region. He also pointed to the fact that States are increasingly moving toward regional cooperation because of the commonalities they share and of effectiveness in cooperation. 
The conference attracted Ministers, Heads of development cooperation agencies, senior government officials and civil society and development actors, a mix of high-level participants from different coterie of global development cooperation regime. It provided an excellent forum for the policy-makers and practitioners to share their views and experiences on the current global process of development cooperation.