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Egypt's Industry Minister attends D-8 meeting in Turkey

The meeting will focus on industrial cooperation among the eight developing countries, particularly car industry, steel, petrochemicals and energy.
Industry Minister Mahmoud Eissa is leading Egypt's delegation to the second ministerial meeting of the Developing Eight (D-8), which kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday 4/10/2011 and lasts until Thursday 6/10/2011.

In pre-departure statements, Eissa said the meeting will focus on industrial cooperation among the eight developing countries, particularly car industry, steel, petrochemicals, fertilizers, electronics and energy, as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The D-8 is a group of developing countries with large Muslim populations that have formed an economic development alliance.

It consists of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Meanwhile the Egyptian-Turkish business council will hold its 10th session of talks on Sunday in Cairo.

The Egyptian Businessmen's Association (EBA) will host the meeting that will take up Arab-Turkish industrial cooperation.