The 6th D8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation has ended in Abuja with the ‘Abuja Declaration’ which should be the document embodying the agreements of the Reports of the Task Forces as considered by the Meeting of Senior Officials adopted but could not be circulated to members immediately.
The ‘Abuja Declaration’ has to wait as there are some suggestions by delegates from Indonesia and Pakistan which had to be incorporated into the document. Thereafter, the D8 Secretariat will have to produce a clean copy and circulate same in less than two weeks from now, as promised by the Secretary General of D8, Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammed Mousavi.
As well, the decision on the next host and place for the 7th D8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation had to wait so that this could be sorted by the Secretary-General after further consultation. This is because there are expression of interest by Turkey and Pakistan to host the next Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation of D8.
The Report of the Senior Officials Meeting which took place between 14th and 15th November, 2017 was earlier presented to the D8 Ministers of Industry by the Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan. The Meeting of the Ministers of Industry of the D8 was presided over by Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment on behalf of Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah who only came very briefly to the D8 Meeting and left for other very urgent national assignment.
The motion to end the 6th D8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation, Abuja, 2017 was moved by Pakistan and seconded by the host of the 6th D8 Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation, Nigeria.
16th November, 2017.