Turkey reaches out to LDCs, urges more solidarity
Poorly developed countries feel the negative effects of globalization most acutely, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday, urging nations to show solidarity in assisting poor countries. Davutoglu made the comments at a reception hosted by Turkey in New York ahead of today's meeting of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) at the United Nations, saying that the LDCs occupy an important place in the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Speaking to officials, Davutoglu said that while striving for global peace and welfare, no country should be subject to discrimination, and stressed that every country is part of the voice of humanity. Saying that the LDCs feel the negative impact of globalization most acutely, Davutoglu said every country needs to work to assist poorer countries, and that in line with this obligation, Turkey will continue to contribute and assist the LDCs. Turkey will host the five-day Fourth United Nations Conference on Least-Developed Countries early next year.