FM willing to change expression of LDC
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, has expressed his uneasiness with the expression “least developed country,” which is the name given to a country that, according to the United Nations, exhibits low indicators of socioeconomic development with lower Human Development Index ratings among all countries in the world.“LDC is a very annoying expression. I offered the UN secretary-general to change this expression in the shortest time possible. I said let’s develop new terminology,” Davutoglu told a group of journalists on Tuesday in Istanbul, which is hosting the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).“Let me give you three examples; what is meant with LDC is economic development but Nepal is a fabulous cultural center where Buddhism which is the most important religious tradition in the world was born. It has also been an important center in history. Bengal is one of the historically rich regions. Mali has the richest gold sources in Africa and it has the city Timbuktu, which has certain architectural characteristics that are accepted as miraculous even today,” said Davutoglu and “There is a need to mull over the name. We will find a good name,” he added.