Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Forum for the Future Partnership Dialogue

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
January 13, 2011

Speaking at the "Forum for the Future: Partnership Dialogue" panel session today in Doha, Qatar, Secretary Clinton said:

"This is the last stop on a trip that has brought me from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Yemen, Oman, and now to Doha. On this short, but intense journey, I saw many signs of the potential for a new and innovative Middle East: a solar-powered city rising from the sands of the UAE; civil society leaders in Oman partnering with their government to improve education and create economic opportunities; a young Yemeni woman and a young Yemeni man, both of whom studied abroad and then returned to work for progress in Yemen. And of course, here in Qatar, the home of the 2022 World Cup, we see many examples of a commitment to innovation. Last year I visited Education City, which is connecting Qatar's young people to the global economy.

"...We all know this region faces serious challenges, even beyond the conflicts that dominate the headlines of the day. And we have a lot of work to do. This forum was designed to be not just an annual meeting where we talk with and at each other, but a launching pad for some of the institutional changes that will deal with the challenges that we all know are present.

"...Each country, of course, has its own distinct challenges, and each its own achievements. But in too many places, in too many ways, the region's foundations are sinking into the sand. The new and dynamic Middle East that I have seen needs firmer ground if it is to take root and grow everywhere. And that goal brings us to this Forum.

"I believe that the leaders of this region, in partnership with their people, have the capacity to build that stronger foundation. There are enough models and examples in the region to point to, to make the economic and social reforms that will create jobs, respect the right of diversity to exist, create more economic opportunity, encourage entrepreneurship, give citizens the skills they need to succeed, to make the political reforms that will create the space young people are demanding, to participate in public affairs and have a meaningful role in the decisions that shape their lives.

"So to my friends, the leaders of these countries, I would say: You can help build a future that your young people will believe in, stay for, and defend. Some of you are already demonstrating that. But for others it will take new visions, new strategies and new commitments. It is time to see civil society not as a threat, but as a partner. And it is time for the elites in every society to invest in the futures of their own countries.

"Those who cling to the status quo may be able to hold back the full impact of their countries' problems for a little while, but not forever. If leaders don't offer a positive vision and give young people meaningful ways to contribute, others will fill the vacuum. Extremist elements, terrorist groups, and others who would prey on desperation and poverty are already out there, appealing for allegiance and competing for influence. So this is a critical moment, and this is a test of leadership for all of us.

"I am here to pledge my country's support for those who step up to solve the problems that we and you face. We want to build stronger partnerships with societies that are on the path to long-term stability and progress -- business, government and civil society, as represented on this panel, must work together, as in our new regional initiative called Partners for a New Beginning. We know that what happens in this region will have implications far beyond.

"Now, America cannot solve these problems. And I know you understand that. But it bears repeating. What we need is a real vision for that future that comes from each of you, from governments that must deliver on their promises, from civil society and business leaders who must build their people up, and of course, from the people themselves.

"The Middle East is brimming with talent. It is blessed with resources, enriched by strong traditions of faith and family. This rising generation of young people has the potential to achieve so much, and we need to give them the chance to do so.

"So, here at the Forum for the Future, let us face honestly that future. Let us discuss openly what needs to be done. Let us use this time to move beyond rhetoric, to put away plans that are timid and gradual, and make a commitment to keep this region moving in the right direction. People are looking for real leadership in the 21st century, and I think it can be provided, and I know that this is the moment to do so."

You can read the full transcript here. More information about the Secretary's travel to the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, and Qatar is available here.

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palgye
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South Korea
January 13, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

stupid opinion.

13 marginalized in many countries negotiated more than likely to get the benefits of scalability and re-running the inflatable sluggish economy are likely to be a small stepping stone, just an ordinary construction workers on the periphery of the country is the idea that.

Short story is, the U.S. middle class and the new stimulus package for the U.S. in the presence of floating assets, for new investors need, and China, the farmers of Engineering as a special non-technical workers, easily accessible new industrial system to produce large-scale consumption Without the expansion of employment, the economy is expected that there would be difficulties in operating. The concept of Chi-Wood in the U.S. and China to give practical help to each other can get a little momentum is likely to be large, a possibility of spread of the case as a whole I think. People of China and the United States more stable in real assets in the United States afford to spend and they are ready to receive investment, but each initiative in a fight, but she keeps losing its value, I think. Consumption, not the army, I do not think that much influence on the production.

The last story is likely to be slightly elevated, Wall-street, and Chi-Wood and the large capital investments by improving China's film industry, to overcome the limitations of manufacturing industries in China for three cars, rather than talk that suggested the future,
I think the direction of economic policy in the United States to invest in the financial industry, beyond the need to increase investment in the real think. Simple, monetary policy alone to stimulate the middle class and lost in bets made on Wall Street began to show a limitation of the capital to show the direct effects to citizens, rather than working only with large corporations and
the upper part of the financial industry and think. To be made large investments, China has a lot of money than you think, and think about him looking for investment opportunities, which kind of U.S. assets more attractive offer than you think and think.
An investment rather than finance the investment in kind is thought to be derived.

Then, everything is normal to think that China would not people think. The simple charm of the manufacturing industry in China increasingly disappearing, unemployment of farmers' social engineering has been an issue, the demand for higher wages and democracy "to provide quality of life questions, and to provide the expansive needs of the people, properly coordinated services industries that provide jobs and improved access to the system "needs to think. China is not a money problem, the system's protocol and the operating process requires the experience and expertise to a country's growth, unemployment and the gap between rich and suspect that is likely to ease slightly. To this end, developed countries need the advice, the United States could play a big idea, and the two countries need each other to share part of the instrument to stabilize while the economy is likely to be the suspect.

The most important energy issues in 2011 I think. The new energy system, provided by the professional and social system that we have the possibility of sustaining in comfort and safety, territorial and likely to blow it all at once will be big. Rather than conflict with each other to provide what is necessary to seek a way to coexist, but the story is good in theory, many problems I think. Still, it is just a story.

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Chinese leaders have difficult Whoa, their image - and it is never possible to say that it is hard to tell you is that I do not think.

Chinese leaders have difficult Whoa, their image - "save face" and it is never possible to say that it is hard to tell you is that I do not think. And changes in China rather than the outside influence on the success of their success and the desire of people to cling to scare began in the present progressive, I think. Of course, to continue providing the stimulus from the outside? must, however,

palgye
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South Korea
January 14, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

slogan?

for election? i don`t know how to applea to citizen...

just one is "overcome GAP"

Weakened the middle class as the Antarctic and the Arctic took place economic and social gap between the development of social movement designed to overcome the gap rather than reduce the speed of mental stability and hope to those who were going to have to think. Over time, the less the difference, but to recover,

Not leave everything on the market too, "Adam Smith," because ever, the gap between rich and poor is likely to be significant I think. Efforts need to consider artificial.

palgye
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South Korea
January 14, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Austrailia flooding is very hard.

palgye
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South Korea
January 14, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Han Hyo-joo, South Korea is a female celebrity. I'm looking across the station's awards ceremony, said his son while talking to the U.S. she is concerned. However, last I heard the name comes from her name, a coincidence .... If true, do you want to exile? Let's try a different behavior? However, as long as spotlight's badgering. Is not proud. In reality, rather than harass the contrary, only those who make me growing, and selling information about me in a foreign country who has not even been that paranoid. In Seoul,'m not able to. I can not earn money and to force a difficult job impossible to access the money and drugs to put food in the body that hurt the larger concern. The most difficult thing about not the same side.

palgye
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South Korea
January 14, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

At the heart of South and North Korea issues nuclear bomb phone, but I think China and the United States is the nexus. Would have occurred if it was before the war, and now North Korea's economy into the capitalist system, while giving a boost to Korea's stagnant growth that is thought to approach. Prerequisite to know the reality of North Korea and the people, private property is desired, long since thought to have already met. China and the United States at the same time give assurance to the construction of industrial parks in the North, South Korea has operated a little more of the principals have a stake in the new market will be made to think. Democracy, capitalism, the desire for money to provide education and think. Haekpontan problem solving takes precedence, but try to think you're going to make a good result. Low wages and an experienced workforce of North and South Korea have already entered the technology and capital in a standing position, if combined experience in emerging markets creates a new quality to expect. 80% of trade depends on the domestic market in Korea and Northeast Asia's economic and military threat, really, to think it easier to cope. The core of the problem also for the North American and Chinese economic investment and cooperation, and practical understanding of North Korea I think. The summit is important, but first a little and thought it was important to show that. North and South Korea now in the system, the results of the talks produce a lot of time to think. During those times, think that aid to be provided, and if the economy, I think North Korea is coming from inside the reaction. May seem silly, but a more stable life than war and corruption dolphins would prefer to think of human behavior.

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