Turkish PM calls for more inclusivity in world economics


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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu delivers keynote address at the pre-summit conference.  Photo: Kimberley McCosker

Low-income countries need to have a stronger voice in world economics, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says.

Speaking at Griffith University’s pre G20 summit conference today, Mr Davutoğlu said world stability depends on “interconnected and interdependent economies”.

“Prime ministers or leaders should not speak only for their own nations, but should address the needs of [all of] humanity,” he told the conference in City Hall.

The Turkish Prime Minister said no countries exist in isolation with issues like Ebola and climate change.

“Australia may feel that it is much less risky geographically but, financially, nobody is safe and secure,” Mr Davutoğlu said.

“Financially, everybody is connected because money flow does not see any borders in this global age.

“If there is no integrated approach to the [world] economy… you cannot solve any problem.”

He said Turkey will keep the goal of inclusivity in world economics when it hosts the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2015.

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