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The Secretary-General of the D-8 visits Akdeniz University

D-8 Genel Sekreteri’nden Akdeniz Üniversitesi’ne Ziyaret1

The Secretary-General of the D-8, Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, visited the Rector of Akdeniz University, Prof. Dr. İsrafil Kurtcephe on November 5th 2013.

The D-8, also known as the Developing-8, is an organization which aims to develop cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. At the meeting he pointed out that trade, agriculture, industry, energy and transport are the most significant issues for the D-8, and also added that in order to promote the visibility of the D-8 they wanted to establish a programme of scientific cooperation with selected universities.

Rector Prof. Dr. İsrafil Kurtcephe replied that the D-8 countries are sister countries which coexist within a shared geographical area, and which have a common cultural history. He also added that the most important resources in any project designed to improve societies are science and scientists, and that Akdeniz University would continue to pursue scientific collaboration with universities in the D-8 countries.

During the visit, Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi was accompanied by Harun Küçükaladağlı, while Prof. Dr. İsrafil Kurtcephe was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Burhan Özkan, Advisor to the Rector and Head of the International Relations Office, and Mevlana Exchange Programme Coordinator Nurgül Büyükkalay.

After the official visit, the Secretary-General of the D-8 gave a conference with the title “Opportunities and Challenges for the D-8”, the purpose of which was to increase the visibility of the D-8 Organization in Turkey.  The Conference took place in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Akdeniz University, and was attended by members of the university academic staff and students. The Conference also included among its participants Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Muharrem Kılıç, Advisor to the Rector and Head of the International Relations Office Prof. Dr. Burhan Özkan, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Prof. Dr. Murat Karaöz.

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