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Felicity Party leader Kamalak (L) meets Ashraf Badr El-Din from Egypt’s FJP.

Felicity Party leader Kamalak (L) meets Ashraf Badr El-Din from Egypt’s FJP.

Turkey’s Felicity (Saadet) Party and Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, yesterday called for further improvement of the Developing Eight (D-8) for the sake of world peace.

The joint call came as Felicity Party Chair Mustafa Kamalak and Ashraf Badr El-Din, a former member of the Egyptian parliament and head of the FJP’s economic policy committee, met in Ankara at the Felicity Party headquarters.

The D-8 is an arrangement for development cooperation between Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. “When I was in the opposition, I struggled to make the D-8 more influential,” Badr El-Din, was quoted as saying. “But today, the target for both us as the ruling party and for our president is to make the D-8 more influential and to provide the foundations of the Islamic Union.”
Last year, Khalid al-Zafarani, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, told the Associated Press that he and some of his colleagues were working to found “a political party with the same program of Turkey’s ruling AKP.

July/30/2012

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