Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to invite African countries and the Caribbean put innovation to achieve competitive advantage at the global level and thus their economies to the higher levels.
The Prime Minister said, Malaysia focusing on areas to ensure higher productivity, willing to work together to drive change in the socio-economic vision of the country.
“There is no doubt that countries have the knowledge and innovation-based economic advantage in the ranking of international business.
“Extraordinary economic rise South Korea and Taiwan as well as the ability Scandinavian countries recorded the highest per capita incomes in the world despite a small population and its economy is due to large investments in innovation, specialization and the increasing internationalization of their research,” he said.
He delivered the keynote address and opening the Langkawi International Dialogue 2011 (LID 2011) here today.
This time the theme Creating LID Smart Partnerships for Socio-Economic Transformation. It was attended by government leaders and the country as well as ministers and officials from 15 African countries and the Caribbean.
Najib said, in this respect, Malaysia has taken steps to establish the Advisory Council of the Global Science and Innovation (GSIAC) in New York last month to help get the views of the various networks so that Malaysian companies and institutions can be connected with their counterparts abroad.
The meeting, chaired GSIAC He brought together leaders from government, industry and academia that provide new perspectives on how best to drive the global economy toward innovation and socio-economic transformation.
“As Prime Minister, I am determined to see Malaysia become a viable and dynamic innovation.
“I am convinced that innovative highly developed ecosystem will improve socio-economic status of our society and improve quality of life of our citizens – but to achieve those goals, we must explore the experiences of successful countries and learn from their success.
“In this case, we can develop a similar partnership with our colleagues from Africa and the Caribbean,” he said.
He also urged African countries to incorporate the appropriate technology for optimum benefits, including reducing the socio-economic problems arising from it in developing countries.
Source : Allvoices