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Visit of Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, to Andris Piebalgs

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In the framework of Bill Gates' visit to Brussels to present the "Living Proof" campaign, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation met on January the 23rd to discuss their respective work in development cooperation and explore ways to launch future partnerships. They notably discussed the Commission's proposal for the future EU external aid financing instruments and underlined the importance of increasing aid budgets in times of crisis. A particular focus was put on health and agriculture issues. Other issues, such as the Commission's legislative proposal to increase transparency of EU extractive and forestry industries' activities in Africa were also mentioned.
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Type: EbS   Reference: 82648   Date: 23/01/2012   Duration: 00:02:15
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