Turkish development minister meets LDC counterparts

Minister Cevdet Yilmaz held a working breakfast with ministers from the informal group 'Friends of Least Developed Countries'

Turkish development minister meets LDC counterparts

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz hosted a working breakfast for ministers from the informal group "Friends of Least Developed Countries" on the margins of the United Nations' 68th General Assembly.

The meeting, held in New York Turkish Center, saw its high-level audience discuss issues of common concern such as environment, climate change, poverty, terrorism, migration.

Yilmaz addressed the gathering with a presentation that outlined Turkey's perspective on resolving global problems, in particular those that affect LDCs.

A Least developed country is a UN designation that indicates those states that rank lowest among world countries in terms of poverty, human resources and economic vulnerability.

The UN started listing LDCs in 1971. There are currently 49 countries on the list, with their total population nearing a billion people mostly concentrated in the African continent. Almost half the population in LDCs lives on less than $1.25 per day.

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Muhammed Öylek

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