Good afternoon, Your Excellency President Erdogan,
Ladies and gentlemen.
Merhaba. Degerli katilimcilar, hepiniz hosgeldiniz [Dear participants, welcome to all],
Let me begin by thanking His Excellency the President, the Government and people of Turkey for their hospitality, and for their role at the forefront of humanitarian action.
The World Humanitarian Summit has been a unique event, in form as well as substance.
I convened this Summit because we have reached a level of human suffering without parallel since the founding of the United Nations.