ISLAMABAD - Adviser to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has emphasised to make D-8 forum more productive and beneficial for the member states especially by implementing its Agreements including Preferential Trade Agreement.

He said this while talking to Secretary General D-8 countries Ali Mohammad Mousavi in Islamabad on Friday. Sartaj Aziz assured Pakistan’s full support in achieving the objectives of the organisation. The Secretary General appreciated Pakistan’s active role as D-8 chair.

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 Ch.

The way forward for the organisation 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 Organisation at the UN 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 organisation’s chair for 2015-2016 and the 36th Session of the D-8 commission will be held in Islamabad on 4-5 June, 2015.