Do not Exclude Developing Countries from the Information World

01 Dec 1999

AGIP Chairman, Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, addressed an open letter to the developed countries calling on them not to exclude the developing countries from the world of information. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh warned that an exclusion would be a grave mistake which would lead to unavoidable dispute between the developing and the developed world.

Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh made his address at the inauguration of the New Millennium Creative Leadership Conference, held in Amman, Jordan, on November 16, 1999. In his speech, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh spoke in detail about the technological development stages and uses as well as intellectual property. He stressed that the information revolution which in turn will lead to wisdom revolution. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh added that our tools are the Internet and smart equipment and predicted the E-trade will be the international market of trade within 20 years with limitless opportunities.

During the conference, Abu-Ghazaleh also addressed a letter to Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates, and called on him to take measures to bridge the gap between the developed and the developing countries.



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