Gates lobbies new Norway PM for aid

Richard Orange
Richard Orange - [email protected] • 15 Nov, 2013 Updated Fri 15 Nov 2013 08:50 CEST
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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates visited Norway on Friday to lobby new Prime Minister Erna Solberg to continue the country's heavy contributions to his aid foundation.


"We hope that development remains a priority for voters and politicians in Norway," Gates told Norway's DN business newspaper ahead of his visit. 
"I was very familiar with [former PM] Jens Stoltenberg. He has been wonderful to work with. We want to have a very strong partnership with whoever controls Norway." 
Over the last 12 years, Norway has given a billion kroner a year  ($160m) on average to programmes run by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with 1.4 billion donated this in 2013. 
Gates also arranged to meet Norway's finance minister, Siv Jensen, and the former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg. 



Richard Orange 2013/11/15 08:50

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