World leaders urged to achieve MDGs by deadline of 2015 (3)

08:21, September 21, 2010      

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For his part, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that with only five years left to reaching the target date, world leaders must meet their commitments and accelerate efforts.

Sarkozy expressed his conviction "that while all developed countries are in deficit, they must find new sources of funding for the fight against poverty, for education and for solving major health problems in Africa."

"We have no right to do less. And the decision we make, we hope that all developed countries agree to do more and do it naturally as a priority for Africa," he said.

At the same time, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, in his speech at the MDGs summit, said, "Our focus is particularly on the least developed countries," he said. "We concentrate mainly on small and medium scale projects as well as technology and know-how transfer. "

"We have to think about achieving the MDGs in a more strategic manner by starting with setting some goals, for example, the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger as an immediate target," Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya told the high-level meeting. " Achieving some goals first can ease the way to achieve the other goals and this makes achieving the MDGs more attainable."

Source: Xinhua
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