Special to AG-IP News Agency
ISTANBUL - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, in his capacity as the Honorary President, chaired the 10th Bosphour Summit, held in Istanbul under the patronage of Turkish President HE Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Summit was held in the presence of more than 3000 participants from 90 countries including heads of states, ministers, business leaders and other high-ranking officials and guests.
In his opening speech, on the ‘Age of Digital Revolution’, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh sounded the alarm of an anticipated world economic crisis, saying that “we are living today in an ‘orderless world that is evident in practices that indicate the existence of a ‘trade war” because of that crisis. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also predicted the emergence of an "economic crises” in 2020 along with ‘inflation, stagnation and new military confrontation’, hence, such crises and the trade wars, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, would be a reason for shifting toward a ‘New World Order’.
Mr. Cengiz Özgencil, founder and chairman of International Cooperation Platform (UIP-ICP) and Secretary General of the Bosphorus Summit, announced the inauguration of the Summit, presenting Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh as one of the main Summit pillars, a key speaker, and one of the most prominent and smart businessmen he has ever known.
Moreover, Özgencil revealed that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh had been setting the previous Summit agendas ; however, he added, this year’s Summit was specifically founded on his rich insights and economic predictions which proved to be correct.
Among the leading statesmen who attended the gathering were Mr. Faisal Al-Fayez, President of Jordanian Senate, HE Mr. Berat Albayrak, Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister, HE Mr. Ersin Tatar, prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, HE Dr. Paul Oquist Kelly, Minister of National Policies of Nicaragua, HE Henry Oryem Okello, State Minister for Foreign Affairs in Uganda, Liberia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr. Gbehzohngar M. Findley, HE Mr. Andrés Arango, former President of Colombia, , HE Mr. Ali Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce & Industry in Qatar and a host of Arab and global dignitaries.