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The 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) of the D-8 held in Bali, Indonesia on 10-12 November 2008, agreed that Electrical & Electronics and ICT industry as one of the identified areas for cooperation under the industrial Cooperation of D-8. 

The objectives of the collaboration are to strengthen regional integration through market access and opportunities, investments, related services development and data information exchange, between D-8 Member States. The 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) meeting held on 28  February 2010 in Tehran, adopted the  Terms of Reference of the Taks Force on food Industries as follows:

•Promoting Electronics & ICT products and activities/products such as computer, parts and peripherals, telecommunication equipment/devices,  voice/pattern/vision recognition or synthesis equipment, software development and production, short range communication, domestic appliances, navigator and tracking system, sensor technology and smart cards

•Establishing promotion of shared service facilities and new technologies among Member States

•Collaboration in Standard Conformity and Testing to to implement common standards and adopting common standards including production of new technologies and testing requirement

•Capacity Building and Skills upgrading through collaboration among training institutions and Institutions of higher learning among D-8 Member States especially in capacity building and skills upgrading

  • Background
  • Activities

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).

Outcomes of the Task Force on Electronics and ICT of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 26-27 January 2015, Tehran, Iran are as follows:

-Establishment of Joint ICT Research and Development Projects within D-8 Member States;

-Cooperation and Provisioning of Technical and Professional Engineering Services in electronic components and equipment;

-Manufacturing of Banking Hardware Equipment in the D-8 Member States;

-Cooperation and Provisioning of Technical and Engineering Services in software industry such as Banking, Infrastructure, Communication, Security, Calibration and Laboratories in the D-8 Member States; 

-Co-Branding of ICT projects within D-8 Member States.

-Facilitating trading in e-Government, e-Learning, Security Solutions, Electronic Components and Equipment, Islamic Banking Software Solution and Payment Systems, Airport CNS/ATM Products, Navigation (DME, DVOR, ILS, TACAN, PAR), Surveillance (PSR, MSSR, ATM, ADS-B, MLAT), Communications, (VHF Radio, VCCS, AMHS, ATIS), Meteorological Observation Systems, Airport Lighting and Lighting Control, Airport Security and Inspection, Airport Access Control, Airborne Products and Solutions  within D-8 Member States;

-Software Products Standardization in the D-8 Member States; and

-Establishment of a website to present products and services of the D-8 Member States.

Electronics & IT
Coordinator: Malaysia

Mr. Md. Dabirul Islam
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Industries
91, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka
Phone: +88-029552749

Mr. Raouf Hasan Farg
Head of Central Department of Investment Policies and International Agreement
Ministry of Trade & Industry
Phone: +2022 794 4984
Fax: +2022 7953466

Director of Electronics Industries
Jln. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 52-53, 11th floor Jakarta Selatan 12950
Phone: +62 21 5265310, 
+62 21 525 5509
Ext: 2445, 4059
Fax: +6221 5265310

Mr. Mohammad Hossein Pashnehtala
Phone: 0098-21-85193915
Fax: 0098-21-88969553

Mrs. Noor Wahida Nordin
Director of
Sectoral Policy Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
 8th Floor, Block 10, Government Offices Complex, 
Jalan Duta 50622 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603 6203 5648
Fax: +603 6201 8124

Joint Secretary, Development
Ministry Information & Technology
Phone: 051-9219939

Public Sector:
Emrullah Emen
Tel: +90 312 201 55 97
Fax: +90 312 201 55 64

Private Sector:
Enver Ibek
Tel: +90 216 463 27 00
Fax: +90 312 219 64 98

Meetings so far held:

-1st D-8 Task Force Meeting on Electronics & ICT (4 October 2011, Istanbul-Turkey)

-2nd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Electronics & ICT (9 October 2012, Dhaka-Bangladesh) 

-D-8 Task Force Meeting on Electronics and ICT (26-28 January 2015, Tehran-Iran)