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17th Eurasian Economic Summit completed succesfully

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17th Eurasian Economic Summit completed succesfully

Marmara Group Foundation has successfully concluded the 17th Eurasian Economic Summit organized on February 4-6, 2014 with the participation of 37 countries. In the 17th Eurasian Economic Summit; Prime Minister of Bosnia Herzegovina, President of the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina and former Presidents of Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Mongolia, Romania and Slovenia were present.

Princes of Romania and Albania, First Ladies, Vice President of Azerbaijan, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Bulgaria, Deputy Prime Ministers, Bureaucrats, Diplomats, Religious Leaders, executives of business world and NGOs and 24 guest Ministers have also attended the Summit.

426 high level foreign guests participated to the 17th Eurasian Economic Summit which has opened with the messages of President of Turkey Abdullah Gül, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the video message of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova.

In the 17th Eurasian Economic Summit the subjects of economy, energy, involuntarily migration, human trafficking, sustainable development and change in the local government, the importance of inter-cultural dialogue for peace and information and communication technologies have been addressed within the framework of ‘’From Global to Local’’.

The ongoing unstable monetary policies which are expected to continue this year also stated as a factor that creates the expectation of alteration in the world’s financial balances.

While the importance of the Silk Road asserted; it has been stated that global economy, global politics and global relations will witness the awakening of Eurasia and the acceptance of the fact that sun rises from the east will emerge.

Special emphasis has been made on how the establishment of new productive transportation corridors between Turkey and Azerbaijan and the diversification of energy delivery routes would contribute to the economies of the region’s countries. The importance of the safe and efficient distribution of energy resources with regards to ecology and economy has also been mentioned. The importance of transferring information from one country to another in the 21st century and creating a joint satellite system through virtual Silk Road consistently pointed out.

The importance of the synergy of Satellite System that will be created with the joint use of the satellites launched by Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China and Azerbaijan also mentioned.

The fact that the negative impact of the refugees, who have been subject to involuntarily migration in order to run from the ring of fire of our region and seek the prosperity and stability in the western countries, on the host countries’ stability as well as their economy was a subject of great emphasis.

Especially it has been pointed out that human traffickers apply to Black Market. So, there should be a common struggle against this situation in international area.

The participants of 17th Eurasian Economic Summit remarked that World Peace can be able to come true only with multiple dialogue. Currently, there are no statements such “my village, my city, my country”z anymore. New statement is “My World”. Particularly religious representatives pointed out that dialogue should be advised by not only religious leaders but also academicians, politicians, responsible administrators and non-governmental organizations.

In the session of “Sustainable Development and Change in Local Governments” participants remarked the importance of sustainable development and its control. Otherwise, there can be corruption in the basic ecosystem and it can terminate its benefit. The participants also told what they did in their countries about sustainable development and change in local governments. Moreover, employment of women and importance of equality of women and men has been remarked. Principle of localness and the importance of experiences of local governors in localness are discussed.

In Closure Ceremony, with representatives of Turkey’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Health, it has been decided that the next Summit, 18th Eurasian Economic Summit, will be on 8th April, 2015.

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