Bangladesh has proposed postponing the D8 Summit, which was scheduled to take place in Dhaka at the end of May.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has written a letter to his Turkish counterpart in this regard.
In the letter sent as per the directive of the prime minister, Momen said options can be explored to utilise the D-8 HSP window to support each other during this crisis.
Meanwhile, the Health and Social Protection Programme (D-8 HSP) of the D8 nations has decided to convene a virtual working meeting on April 16.
The Nigeria-based organisation is expecting the focal persons to come up with mechanisms to lessen the hardship by sharing the best practices and resources.
The countries will share their experiences till now along with home-grown health innovation ecosystem and development.
The D-8 nations are also expected to settle on conducting a research to measure the health and socio-economic impact of the pandemic, said a press release of Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Directorate General of Health Services and allied institutions will lead the delegation from Bangladesh.
The meeting will be supported by the World Health Organisation, Chatham House, the International Labour Organisation, the Islamic Development Bank, Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, and the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (Chestrad).
Momen also asked Turkey's cooperation on joint collaboration to explore strategies regarding post Covid-19 period to stabilise the overall economy, growth and jobs of the respective member countries.