DHAKA, Bangladesh

Set to host a summit of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation in May, Bangladesh is seeking its postponement over concerns of spreading coronavirus pandemic.

“You may be sure that amid the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible at all to hold such a big conference,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

Drawing on to the prevailing situation, he added: “D-8 conference means a huge gathering of thousands of people and presence of huge number of high profile delegates of different countries. So we don’t want to take any risk

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