Microsoft founder Bill Gates thanked Sheikh Mohamed bin
Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for his support of the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation during a phone call on Wednesday.
Gates, who also extended congratulations on the occasion
of Eid al-Fitr, thanked Sheikh Mohamed for his “strong and effective
partnership with the foundation”, and for their joint efforts in the field of
humanitarian services and social initiatives, especially in combating diseases
and health risks that threaten the lives of children in poor communities,
according to news agency WAM.
Gates was referring to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed's recent
directives to support the polio eradication campaign with a donation of $30
million in support of the global efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis.
During the phone conversation, they stressed the
importance of continued concerted efforts and bolstering of cooperation and
coordination with concerned charitable international organisations to achieve
the best solutions and results in the field of humanitarian work.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi thanked Bill Gates for his
congratulations and good feelings.
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