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Industrialization and SMEs play a significant role in all economies and are the key generators of employment and income, and drivers of innovation and growth. D-8 industrial production increased from 7% in 2009 to 18% in the end of 2010. In addition, output acceleration commenced in the fourth quarter of 2010, and by the end of the last quarter of 2011; D-8 industrial activity expanded at a 20% annualized pace. 

D-8 held its 1st Industrial Ministerial Meeting and 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 28 February - 2 March 2010 in Tehran-Iran. Subsequently, D-8 also held 2nd Industrial Ministerial Meeting and 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul-Turkey. The document called “Tehran Declaration” and “Istanbul Declaration” which was adopted by the Ministerial Meetings provides pragmatic approaches to achieve the expansion of industrial & technological cooperation in the framework of D-8’s Industrial Cooperation and to take necessary steps to increase industrial & market opportunities as well as financial resources. 

D-8 also should emphasize the (12) twelve Task Forces under the Working Group on Industry, namely TF on Automotive, Energy, Food Industries, Technology Cooperation, Petrochemicals, Cement, Iron-Steel, Textile, Standardization, SMEs, Electronics-IT and Machinery. The main motive behind those Task Forces was to utilize capacities in order to increase the influence of D-8 Countries in global industry.
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1.        In line with the initiation of Task Forces under WGIC, the proposal to identify the TFs was raised during the Fourth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 10-12 November 2008, Bali-Indonesia. 

After having and intensive discussion and exchange of views, the meeting agreed to strengthen future cooperation through Task Forces:

1.Automotive (Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia)
2.Energy, Power Sector and Conservation (Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria)
3.Food production through Mechanization (Coordinator: Malaysia) 
4.Cooperation/Transfer of Technology (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
5.Petrochemicals and Fertilizer (Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran)
6.Cement (Coordinator: Iran)
7.Steel (Coordinator: Iran)
8.Textile (Coordinator: Egypt, Indonesia)
9.Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
10.SMEs (Coordinator: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria)
11.Electronics and IT (Coordinator: Malaysia) 

During this meeting, the private sector of Indonesia, Turkey and Iran has signed a Minute of Meeting to facilitate cooperation through a long-term program on Automotive Industry. A joint working group will be established to develop the long-term cooperation.


2.        The Fifth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) was held in Tehran, Iran, on February 28 – March 02 2010, back-to-back meeting with the First D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industry. 

During WGIC meeting, all the delegations discussed and approved all the Terms of Reference (ToR) of 11 Task Forces as recommended on previous D-8 WGIC meeting. In addition, Plan of Action: Cooperation on Industry & Tehran Declaration on D-8 Industrial Cooperation was adopted by WGIC meeting. Meanwhile, at ministerial meeting, The Ministers adopted Tehran Declaration.

3.        As the one of coordinator Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under 11 Task Forces of D-8 WGIC, Iran Small Industries & Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) hosted the First D-8 SMEs Governmental Bodies Meeting of D-8 Member Countries on 06-07 December 2010 in Tehran-Iran with the idea to examine how to implement the agreements and deepen the ties between D-8 Member Countries.  In addition, the meeting has also considered that it is also timely opportune for D-8 governmental bodies to meet and discuss common efforts in responding towards the current potential market of D-8 SMEs. 


4.        As a follow up activity of the First D-8 SMEs Governmental Bodies Meeting of D-8 Member Countries on 06-07 December 2010 in Tehran-Iran, Iranian government held the SME Cluster Development Best Practice Workshop on 8-9 February 2011 in Tehran-Iran, which intended to familiarize the related persons from Member Countries with the concept and experiences of SME Cluster Development in Iran. The workshop commenced successfully with full participation from D-8 Member Countries and ECO. 

5.        The Sixth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) and Second D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industry was held on 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul-Turkey. Excluding Task Force on Textile and Garment, all Task Forces were discussed. Turkish delegation also proposed to add one more Task Force, namely Task Force on Machinery.

At Ministerial level meeting, the Ministers adopted Istanbul Declaration. In addition, at agenda item: exchange of views on Industry Meeting, Minister of Industry of Indonesia and Minister of Industry of Iran emphasized on the discrepancy in the level of performance of various Task Forces of the WGIC and called of an objective review and analysis, with regards to optimization of the number of TFs.


6.        The First D-8 Task Force Meeting on Textile and Garment successfully held on 27-28 October 2011 in Jakarta-Indonesia. The meeting decided that the Member Countries would submit their respective set of concrete proposals for cooperation to D-8 Secretariat within 45 days. In addition, Indonesian delegation proposed a matrix for the articulation of a plan of action for the future of the Task Force, which can also serve as a mechanism for further articulation of the activities of the Task Force.


D-8 Organization has successfully held the 2nd Industrial Ministerial Meeting and 6th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) during 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, to strengthen its industrial cooperation among member countries in order to find and secure opportunities for new investment and markets, with the recovery of the global economy continued robustly during the final months of 2010 and into early 2011.

D-8 has previously held its 1st Industrial Ministerial Meeting and the 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) in early 2010 in Tehran. At the Tehran Meeting D-8 has tried to utilize existing capacities in order to increase industrial cooperation within its ranks and improve its collective relative weight in the global industry. The “Tehran Declaration” provides a quite pragmatic approach to move in the direction of expanding industrial and technological cooperation amongst us. It also lays out a number of practical policies and measures towards increasing industrial and  market opportunities as well as financial resources.

This meeting designed to take stock of D-8’s collective performance thus far, analyze the situation with each and every Task Force it holds under the Working Group on Industry, and adopt a very objective and realistic approach to their future work, including with respect to the current mechanism of the coordination of Task Forces shared between and among a number of countries – which, in certain cases, might have not proved conducive to achieving the desired pace of dynamism and progress. The emphasize is being put on a number of Task Forces, for example Petrochemical/Fertilizer and Food Production Task Forces, which need to be accorded special attention, since they directly serve to increase food security for and within the D-8 community with almost 1 billion population and quite serious pockets of challenge in this field.

D-8 has had agreement with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on a Memorandum of Understanding covering a wide range of areas of development-related activities, with special emphasis on agriculture and food security. In this special meeting in Istanbul, and at the margins of the Ministerial Meeting, D-8 has also signed M.O.U. with ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization).

Fertilizer & Petrochemicals

Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran

Bangladesh 
Mr. Md. Ziaur Rahman Khan
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Industries
91, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka
Phone: +88-029550473
Email: zrliton@yahoo.com


Egypt
Mr. Raouf Hasan Farg
Head of Central Department of Investment Policies and International Agreement
Ministry of Trade & Industry
Phone: +2022 794 4984
Mobile: +20 145 14488
Fax: +2022 7953466
Email: globewrl@hotmail.com  

Indonesia
Director of Upstream Chemical Industries
Jln. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 52-53, 16th floor Jakarta Selatan 12950
Phone: +62 21 5252225, 
+62 21 525 5509
Ext: 2728, 4073
Fax: +6221 5252225
Email: dirkhul@kemenperin.go.id

Iran 
Mr. Bahram Najar Darounkalaei
Phone: 0098-21-88059754
H/P: 0098-9122166919
Fax: 0098-21-88059755
Email: najar@nipc.net


Malaysia
Mrs. Mastura Ahmad Mustafa
Director
Sectoral Policy Division, Ministry of Inernational Trade and Industry 
8th Floor, Block 10, Government Offices Complex 
Jalan Duta 50622 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603 6203 4528 
Fax: +603 6201 2341 
Email: mastura@miti.gov.my

Nigeria
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Pakistan
Mr. Rashid Bashir Mazari
Joint Secretary (Dev.)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources
Phone: 051-9202230
051-9201098
Fax: 051-9201803
Email: raashidmazari@gmail.com.pk  


Turkey 
Public Sector:
Orhan Cetinkaya – Engineer
T: +90 312 201 55 86
F: +90 312 201 55 64
E: orhan.cetinkaya@sanayi.gov.tr 

Private Sector:
Ali Barutcuoglu (for Fertilizer)
T: +90 212 376 50 04
Mobile: +90 530 5005068
E: barutcuoglu@gubretas.com.tr 

Ismail Hakki Metecan (for Petrochem)
T: +90 232 616 12 40 (4462)
GSM: +90 0555 969 1345
E: imetecan@petkim.com.tr 




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