KUN0022 4 GEN 0252 KUWAIT /KUNA-AGY0 ECO-PAKISTAN-D8 Pakistani Premier leaves for Tehran to attend fourth D-8 summit ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali Tuesday left for Tehran to attend meeting of D-8, eight Islamic developing countries. The summit is due to be held in Tehran on February 17-18 with the participation of heads of state and governments of Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Nigeria. The 4th D-8 summit will discuss ways to promote trading links between member countries and to enhance cooperation to fight terrorism, a press statement said. Iran and Pakistan would discuss bilateral relations, regional and international issues during the upcoming D-8 summit in Tehran on February 18, the statement said. Jamali would hold discussions on the sidelines of the D-8 summit with Irans President Seyed Mohammad Khatami, it added. D-8 was founded in 1998 by the initiative of former Turkish Prime Minister Necmeddin Erbakan to boost economic cooperation among Muslim states with more than 600 million population. The prime minister of Pakistan last visited Iran in October 2003. Its objectives are to improve developing countries positions in the world economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at the international level, and provide better standards of living. President Musharraf had attended the third D-8 summit in Cairo in February 2001. (end) amn.rk KUNA 171146 Feb 04NNNN