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Obama rolls out new US business links with Muslim world

US President Barack Obama Monday announced a string of new educational and entrepreneurial exchanges with Muslim nations, in a bid to honor his promise to forge a new beginning with Islam.

Obama delivered a keynote speech at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, hosted by the United States after being announced in his landmark speech to the Muslim world in Egypt last June.

Source: Raw Story

He also thanked Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for offering to host the next such summit in his country next year.

"By listening to each other we have been able to partner with each other," Obama said, announcing that a new US Global Technology and Innovation fund could "potentially mobilize" two billion dollars of private investment.

"Real change comes from the bottom up, and that is why we are here," Obama said, comparing the task of fostering innovation and devel


Added: Apr-27-2010 Occurred On: Apr-27-2010
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