Turkey's PM urges more effective role during D8 summit

Erdogan urged members of the Developing 8 nations to join forces to tackle regional threats.

Turkey's PM urges more effective role during D8 summit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged members of the Developing 8 nations to join forces to tackle regional threats.

"I am inviting D-8 countries to take a more effective stance against issues that threaten peace and prosperity of all countries in our region. No single country can maintain stability and economic development on its own in a region of wars, conflicts, terrorism and disputes," Erdogan told leaders of the D-8 countries in the closing session of their summit meeting in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

Erdogan said D-8 countries could play an effective role in overcoming the global economic crisis, adding that D-8 members needed to boost cooperation and solidarity among themselves.

"Every nation in the world, including the developed ones, should review their economic understanding based on consumption, greed and self-interest. I believe that as the D-8 we could assume a pioneering role in shaping this new perception," Erdogan said.

Erdogan said D-8 countries bear responsibility toward each other, adding, "no one or no country has the right to remain an onlooker or give support to the ongoing bloodshed in our region."

Last Mod: 22 Kasım 2012, 16:18
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