ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - All is set for the D-8 summit in Pakistan, and Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has confirmed he will attend the eighth summit meeting of the Group of Eight Developing Countries (D8).
The group comprises Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has asked Pakistan to put the Middle East crises on the agenda of the D-8 meeting.
According to Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, during the meeting Pakistan will assume the rotational presidency of the D8 until 2014.
Before the official inauguration of the summit, the D8 foreign ministers will hold a preparatory meeting presided over by Khar. The D8 group, with a population of one billion people, has a combined market value of one trillion dollars. The group is determined to boost its trade volume to US$500 billion by 2018.
Pakistan is hosting the 8th D-8 Summit and 15th Session of D-8 Council Ministers and 32nd Session of D-8 Commission from November 19-22