Noida, Feb.8 (ANI): Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Monday said that the world is presently undergoing a phase of change which is being felt globally and hence there is a need for the international community to work together to find solutions to global problems in a more efficient way.
"We must acknowledge that our world is facing numerous challenges and these challenges range from threat of terrorism to unresolved disputes, economic crisis, poverty, hunger and climate change. All these challenges are of global character and affect every single person of international community, regardless of geography, ethnicity or economic prowess," said President Gul in his speech at the Amity campus in Noida.
"With the growth of IT, our world has become ever smaller as a result our problems have become common. We must confront each and every one of these challenges without any room for pessimism. I believe that every problem has a solution," he said.
President Gul also said that today there is a growing understanding in the international community that the shortcomings or deficiencies of present global order have to be changed. "For this reason, we are in a unique position to be able to shape a new order of things ranging from economics to governance, transparency to legitimacy," he said.
Citing an example of the recent global financial crisis that affected all, but despite that how a way out was found out, President Gul said: "The international community can join and work together to find the solutions to global problems in a more efficient way. The commendable role of G-20 and all its members including those from India in this regard should be seen as a fine example which could be employed for other problems also."
"To be able to succeed in this direction, the countries have to set aside their differences and focus on acting in unison. Some of these problems will have to be solved by this generation; urkish and Indian youth are the future and they will have to develop full confidence in them," he added.
"It is undeniable that Asia as a whole will leave its mark in the 21st century with its ever growing economies and extending capabilities and influences. Asians especially Indians and Chinese are gaining more and more attention," he further added.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Abdullah Gul was today conferred with an honourary Doctorate of Philosophy degree on Monday in Noida by the Amity University.
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President of the Amity University and Atul Chauhan- Chancellor of the university honoured President Gul with the degree along with a citation.
President Abdullah Gul is on a six-day visit to Delhi from February 7 to 12 to mull over the improvement of bilateral relations, focusing on economic and political ties. Civil nuclear cooperation is also expected to be discussed between the two sides. (ANI)