Live: President Obama’s Speech-Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship
Sitting here waiting for President Obama to come on stage, room is completely full of delegates, press, and secret service..
Obama is here, welcoming the Delegates to the US.
Obama says: “too often, the relationship between the US and muslim countries has been one of mistrust…that is why I went to Cairo almost one year ago…to start a new beginning”.
“As long as I am President, the United States will not waver in our support of a two-state solution”
Obama singled out Dr. Mutaba of Kuwait for his comic books with superheroes embodying the teachings of Islam – since Cairo he has added Superman and Batman reaching out to their Muslim counterparts.
Why a Summit on Entrepreneurship? Because we (the Muslims) said that this is an area we can learn from the US. Entrepreneurship is the most powerful force to bring people out of poverty, and is in mutual interest of both countries.
Incredible talents of women entrepreneurs: Sheikha Hanadi, Waed al Taweel, Tri Mumpuni – countries that promote women’s development will develop fastest.
So much clapping – every sentence is clapped by the audience.
Tonight: a series of new partnerships: new exchange programs, bringing business and social entrepreneurs to US, and send American counterparts to learn from Muslim countries. New exchanges for science teachers, incubators, business and social leaders. Events all over Washington this week, all over the world.
Global Technology and Innovation Fund (GTIF) will mobilize more than $2 billion in investment. – This is private capital, dedicated to promoting Muslim country entrepreneurship.
Next Entrepreneurship Summit: hosted by Prime Minister Erdogan, in Turkey.
The spirit of entrepreneurship: an idea starting with a single person changes the world – Mohammad Yunus and microfinance.
“May God’s peace be upon you all” Ends with a standing ovation – people are still standing!
#Obama’s pic via US state dep. our pics will be uploaded soon
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