Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Shafik Gabr, Egyptian entrepreneur

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>> Hi, YouTube. My name is Shafik Gabr, I am an entrepreneur

from Egypt. I have had the pleasure of being asked this

difficult question and I will give it my best shot.

My feeling is if there's one thing that could be asked for making the

world a better place in 2008 is to be able to ask for political

leaders to stand up to the challenges that they have and the conflicts

that are costing people lives around the world not only in our part of

the region, in the Arab world, in the Middle East, but in Asia, Latin

America, other parts of the world. I think the world needs more people like President

Sadat who was able to stand up to responsibility, take up the

challenge, and be able to find sustainable, just, and peaceful solutions

that have the grace and it sort of bottom line and unless people stand

up to that responsibility, sadly enough given the state

of the world, I think we will enter into a viscous circle which will

continue and maybe even get worse.

If there's one thing that I hope 2008 will bring is to provide vision

and courage to our political leaders to stand up and take that sort of

responsibility, work together as a team, and to be able to make this

world a better place.

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