Source: ANTARA News
Islamabad – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here on Thursday that he and other leaders of the Group of Eight Developing (D8) countries agreed that violence and bloodshed in Syria must be stopped.
He said leaders of D8 countries namely Indonesia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria had also agreed to send peace keeping forces there.
“If a cease-fire is reached we will send peacekeeping forces there. It is like when we (Indonesia) sent troops to maintain peace in Lebanon,” he said before returning home at 11pm local time after the D8 summit.
D8 Leaders Agree to Strengthen Integration among Member States
The Group of Eight Developing Countries (D8) agreed to develop a model for integration among member states and work with other sides to promote core values such as peace, cooperation and justice.
At the end of the D8 Summit in Islamabad on Thursday, leaders of Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey signed Global Vision (2012-2030) document.
Text of 35-point D8 Declaration
ISLAMABAD: The D8 issued a 35-point declaration on Thursday which, among other things, calls for more cooperation among the member states. Here’s the complete text of the declaration:
“We, the heads of state and government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Malaysia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Republic of Turkey met in Islamabad on 22nd day of November 2012, for the Eighth Summit of the Developing Eight Countries (D8). We reaffirm our commitment to the goals and objectives of the D8, including previous Summit Declarations.
2. We further reaffirm our commitment to peace, democracy, progress, dialogue, solidarity, tolerance, and moderation as the core values and foundation for achieving economic prosperity and well-being of our peoples.
3. We reiterate the importance of consultation, coordination and joint efforts in economic and trade relations among our members and commit ourselves to the realisation of a just and equitable international economic system based on the principle of sustainable and inclusive development that take into account the profound impact of climate change.
4. We underscore the adoption of D8 Charter in Islamabad as a turning point for the organisation. On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary, the adoption of the Global Vision, collectively takes us on a new path of cooperation after we have concluded our mutually beneficial cooperation from Istanbul to Islamabad. We are confident that the principles and objectives enunciated in the D8 Charter will improve interaction and foster closer cooperation in economic relations among Member States. We therefore pledge to work in solidarity to confront common challenges faced by the D8 community, especially achieving food security, mitigating the impact of natural disasters and countering all forms of extremism which undermine economic progress and negatively affect the livelihood of our peoples.
5. We note the continuing difficulties faced by the global economy, particularly in Eurozone area, and the impact of the economic and financial crisis which still overshadows the ability of the developing countries to achieve their growth potentials. We underscore the need for better coordination and close engagement between G20 and D8.