İzmir eager to host ‘Summer Davos’
İZMİR - Anatolia News AgencyA suggestion to host a “summer Davos” economic forum in İzmir has received a lot of interest from government officials, according to the executive board director of the İzmir Chamber of Trade (İZTO).
Ekrem Demirtaş made the suggestion at last week’s 15th Eurasian Economic Summit while also noting the widespread support for İzmir’s candidacy to host EXPO 2020.
Demirtaş said in a written statement that 13 country presidents (nine of whom are former presidents), attended a workshop titled “Hunger, Poverty and Unemployment” as part of the Eurasia Summit and shared their views that these were the fundamental challenges facing the globe.
“There is a real deterioration in income distribution. We are also utilizing resources at a much faster pace. Like the presidents said, we have to put an end to discord and take quicker action,” said Demirtaş.
Demirtaş said it was time that everyone faced these global issues and that only cooperation and harmony could help solve such problems.