Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

“Turkey’s B20 chair term will be the world’s B20 chair term”

24.01.2015 / Davos

A reception was held in honor of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and B20 Turkey.​

Approximately 200 Turkish and foreign business people, politicians and journalists attended the reception, an important occasion for the promotion of Turkey’s G20 and B20 Term Chairmanship.


During his speech at the reception, PM Davutoğlu congratulated TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and other G20 Task Forces.


“During the G20 Summit, there was great coordination among the summit leaders and the political elements of the global system. G20 is a summit of the business community. This connection forms the main structure of the political order.”


Emphasizing that they’ve taken the Silk Road as example, PM Davutoğlu said, “If there is a G in there it should mean Global 20. This is after all a global age. Every country is interconnected. All countries have dealings with each other in this modern age, similar to the caravan relations of the Silk Road. The new caravans are the internet, email, e-commerce and communication tools. Physical caravans no longer exist. People are brought closer by technology. What is the solution at this point? Firstly there is a matter of shared fate. This shared fate is the shared fate of all governments and G20 countries.”


Davutoğlu asked that those attending the reception voice their issues with the global economy.


Stating that there would be interaction between G20 and B20, Davutoğlu stated that there would be a lot of interaction between politics and economy.


Stressing the fact that their duty as the G20 leaders is not only to generate strategy for all world economies, but at the same time ensure that these are implemented, Davutoğlu stated that this is the reason they need the efforts of the B20.


B20 Turkey and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that one of the things which garnered most interest at Davos was Turkey’s implementation of 10 regional consultation forums in order to bring the voices of rising countries to B20, saying “Turkey’s B20 chair term will be the world’s B20 chair term.”

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