16 August 2022
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday met with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul. During an address to the South Korean National Assembly, Gates called for stronger international cooperation, including efforts to develop vaccines that would be effective for a broader range of coronaviruses.
He said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and South Korea’s government have committed to a partnership aimed at addressing health disparities between countries and supporting efforts to eradicate infectious diseases in the developing world. He noted South Korea’s strength in public health tools, research and vaccine manufacturing and praised the country’s pledge to donate 200 million USD to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program.
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