Abu-Ghazaleh: I am a knowledge worker in the process of transforming Jordan into a knowledge society


AMMAN- HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) was invited as the guest of honor by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia HE Mr. Teguh Wardoyo to deliver a keynote speech at the ALIF and Commonwealth Group of Ambassadors lunch meeting.

The event held at the Hyatt Amman Hotel was attended by the majority of Ambassadors of the 26 member group.

The Indonesian Ambassador thanked Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh for accepting the invitation and for his significant role in changing the world.

"Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh has dedicated a lot of effort and time in helping and supporting the economy, the Palestinians, the refugees and we admire his dedication and courage in reaching the goals he set for himself and for the society surrounding him," he said.

In his speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh focused on various global, regional and local issues.

"Globally, the two camps:  China -Russia and US-UK are fighting for economic interest and in the past we were taught that capital, labor and raw material are what made countries superpowers but in today's world and as a result of the knowledge revolution the sources of wealth are labor, labor and labor," he said.

"I mean knowledge labors- the source of wealth in this world. It is expected by the end of 2030 the top 100 richest people in the world will be in the field of knowledge," he added.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh praised the Internet as the only source for equality and democracy and there will be a new world map of interest and not boundaries. 

Meanwhile, regionally and what is happening is not only a manifestation of the struggle in the world but a renaissance, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh.

"We are now facing the same period Europe faced long time ago; Europe was plagued by the dark ages but look at where Europe is now and this is what we will happen in this part of the world, the age of renaissance will soon come and life will change for the best," he said.

"I am happy to say that TAG-Org is part of this change and I just came from Cairo after meeting with the secretary general of the Arab League and we have developed a program to help promote the process of development of the Arab world to become a knowledge society," he added.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stated that from destruction we will go to construction.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh who is a member of the Jordanian Senate focused on Jordan which is facing a lot of challenges and in his point of view the only solution is for the Kingdom to become Finland.

"HM King Abdullah II is putting a lot of effort in the development of Jordan and I believe the only way for Jordan is to become Finland. Finland has the same population of Jordan, Finland does not have any natural resources like Jordan but Finland decided to become a knowledge society to produce knowledge and sell it," he said.

He added:" Finland never borrowed money and never had a deficit or a problem with unemployment that is what I like Jordan to be."

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that soon Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum will be launched in Amman which will be focusing on how to transform Jordan into a knowledge society.

He concluded by saying that with dedication and will "we can succeed."

"I see myself a knowledge worker in the process of transforming Jordan into a knowledge society," he said.

It is worth noting that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh embarked on a state visit to Pakistan in which he met with the Pakistani President and Prime Minister to develop an action plan regarding online education and information technology.