Nirmal Barman

2018-05-07 06:07:48 BdST

D-8 cooperation to promote religious tourism: Shahjahan


Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal on Sunday laid emphasis on increasing cooperation among the D-8 (Organization for Economic Cooperation) countries to seize the opportunity of flourishing religious and halal tourism.

The D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an organisation for development co-operation among eight Muslim majority countries - Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

The minister made the remark while visiting Secretary General of D-8 Dato'ku Jaafar Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari called on him at his office at secretariat in the capital.

During the meeting the Secretary General informed the minister that the next D-8 summit will be held in Dhaka that will help Bangladesh promote its tourism potentials in the international arena specially to the Muslim world.

Shaari also invited Shahjahan to attend D-8 Tourism Minister Conference to be held in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur from October 15 to 18 this year.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Muhibul Haque was present.

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