Congress on Health in Africa (20-21 July 2017)
01.08.2017

The President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Health Dr. Ahmet Demircan addressed to the participants at the Congress on Health in Africa held in the cooperation of Ministry of Health, Hayat Vakfı and the Istanbul Medeniyet University.

The president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his spouse Emine Erdoğan, Minister of Health Ahmet Demircan and a number of domestic and foreign guests attended the gala dinner organized at the Dolmabahçe Palace.
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The President Erdoğan, who delivered a speech at the congress, started his speech with basmala and said "I desire that the Congress on Health in Africa gain a great success. First of all, I would like to say 'welcome" to our guest who came from 40 different countries of the world. Turkey showed a maximum effort to stand with our African friends despite the hard times that Turkey has undergone. The great transformation for the relations with Africa has started with the Government of Justice and Development Party."

Mr. Erdoğan reminded that Turkey has a large embassy building in Somalia, and expressed that Turkey provided great deal of help to the underdeveloped countries and "We went to Somalia at the Prime Ministerial level at a time in 2007 when no one went to Somalia. We have changed the view of the world to Somalia. Our largest embassy facility is in Somalia. 80-acreage large area. Neither United States nor England has such a large embassy building. They give service in containers there. We established a hospital there. We established a modern hospital in Somalia. Besides, we have started to train students there. We will always stand with them." said he.
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Minister of Health Dr. Ahmet Demircan, who also delivered a speech at the event, stated that crisis of civilization will end and said "The crisis of civilization will eventually come to an end, this cannot continue like this, Turkey speaks up for this problem, makes tremendous affect on Africa, Middle East and Far East and it will cover the whole world. The world is greater than five." Minister Demircan also stated "An understanding that sees the humanity as an object to exploit, and understanding that wants the whole world for themselves, and understanding that attacks the world with greed for possession, an understanding that is notorious for its obsession "resources are insufficient and needs are endless" attacks the world for the last 300 years. Now the people who can prevent this, answers this call can gather around. We are here against their artificial, compelling greatness claim. The world is ours, the resources of the world is sufficient for us all. As long as we see that it is our desires are endless not our needs".

After the speeches, the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a prize to Dr. Musa Muhammed Nordi who was granted award by the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations.

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