Estonian head of government Jüri Ratas has met with Bill Gates, the co-founder and former head of the American software giant Microsoft to look into possibilities to support Africa through research and development.
Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the meeting took place on Thursday, October 19, where the Estonian head of government and Gates spoke about three African projects of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, concerning clinical trials of vaccines, enhancing laboratory services and improving health care and using innovation to support the development of agriculture and climate goals in Africa.
Being the best funded charity in the U.S., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have an endowment of approximately 43,4 billion euros.
During the meeting, Gates was presented with an e-residency document of Estonia, which is a traditional present in high-level Estonian meetings.
also received his first government-backed digital identity from Ratas, making the software pioneer Estonia’s latest celebrity e-resident.