Energy>>Mining and Minerals

Minerals have played an important role in the world economic development and continue to play such a role, especially for the countries endowed with substantial mineral resources. Global demand for minerals has steadily increased during the past four decades. Moreover, it is generally predicted that the mining industry on a global scale will continue to expand over the next 20-30 year period in order to meet the rising demand from a wide range of economic and industrial sectors. 

The D-8 member countries, individually and collectively, are endowed with substantial reserves of a wide variety of mineral resources, which lies at the heart of their keen interest in expanding cooperation in this important area. As a sub-sector of energy, which is one of the five priority areas of the D-8 Organization, minerals has been receiving increasing attention.    

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D-8 held its 1st Meeting of the Working Group on Mining and Minerals (WGMM) in mid-December 2008 in Bali, Indonesia.
  • The meeting exchanged views on the Plan of Action for the 2009-2013 period.  
  • The second meeting of the Working Group for which Iran has expressed interest in hosting is yet to take place.


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  • 1st D-8 Working Group on Energy, 3-5 April 2001 in Abuja, Nigeria;
  • 2nd D-8 Working Group on Energy, 30-31 January 2005 in Tehran, Iran;
  • 3rd D-8 Working Group on Energy, 6-7 July 2006 in Bogor-Indonesia;
  • 4th D-8 Working Group Meeting on Energy, 1-2 June 2008; Cairo-Egypt;
  • 1st Meeting on D-8 Working Group on Mining and Minerals (WGMM) 11-12 December 2008; Bali-Indonesia
  • 1st D-8 Working Committee on Renewable Energy 8-9 June 2010; Ankara-Turkey
  • 2nd D-8 Working Committee on Renewable Energy 16-17 November 2011; Bali-Indonesia