Ahmadinejad due next week for D-8 Summit
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Pakistan next week to attend a summit meeting of the group of eight Muslim developing countries (D-8) on November 22. "The President has been officially invited by his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari and will travel to Pakistan on November 22 to take part in the D-8 Summit," Head of President's International Affairs Office Mohammad Reza Forghani said on Monday.
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He said Ahmadinejad also planned to explore avenues for the further expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Pakistan during his trip. Forghani added that the final planning for the trip had not been made yet and change in the president's itinerary was still possible. The Developing-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.