President Erdoğan Addresses World Government Summit

​President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed at the World Governments Summit as the Guest of Honor at the Sustainability and the New Global Shifts session.

During his speech, President Erdoğan said, “Türkiye has indeed established itself as a prominent player in the field of diplomacy with its unparalleled achievements. We take great pride in being part of this journey. Despite the instabilities surrounding Türkiye, we have remained resilient on the path of trust and development, leading us to where we stand today.”

President Erdoğan emphasized that behind every success, every victory, and every reform Türkiye implemented lies diligence, labor, experience, and perseverance, and added, “Until we bring our Türkiye Century vision to life, we will persistently and unwaveringly work through challenges without faltering.”

Recalling that Türkiye suffered one of the biggest natural disasters in its history on February 6 last year and that more than 53 thousand people lost their lives in the earthquake that directly hit 11 provinces, President Erdoğan said, “Less than a year after the earthquake, we have removed the rubble, met the urgent housing needs of our citizens, delivered more than 31 thousand houses to our earthquake victims. By delivering 15-20 thousand houses every month, we aim to provide 200 thousand houses by the end of the year.”

Speaking on Türkiye’s digitalization process, President Erdoğan said, “Türkiye is taking advantage of the opportunities presented by digitalization while effectively mitigating the risks associated with technological advancements. Our path towards digitalization is guided by the overarching vision of Digital Türkiye. Through fostering R&D, we have nurtured a robust and innovative ecosystem in Türkiye. We are working to enhance our partnerships with the Gulf countries in digital transformation, technology, and innovation.”

President Erdoğan emphasized that Türkiye is leading the charge in the global arena to achieve sustainable development goals and added, “The necessity of green transformation for inclusive and sustainable development is becoming increasingly evident. Safeguarding our planet from environmental disaster and waste crisis is a collective responsibility shared by all nations.”

On the sidelines of the World Governments Summit, President Erdoğan met with representatives of international investment companies and Emirati family companies.

During the meeting, President Erdoğan said Türkiye's trade volume with the United Arab Emirates has exceeded USD 20 billion, and that the target is to surpass USD 50 billion.

President Erdoğan also noted that approximately 600 companies with capital from the United Arab Emirates are currently operating in Türkiye and extended an invitation to businesses to invest in Türkiye.

Minister of Finance and Treasury Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Industry and Technology Fatih Kacır, Minister of Trade Ömer Bolat, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu and DEIK President Nail Olpak attended the meeting.

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