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Arias to Meet with Bill Gates in Colombia

March 16, 2007

President Oscar Arias recently confirmed plans to meet with Microsoft founder Bill Gates as well as Colombian President Alvaro Uribe during a visit to Colombia March 19.

“I’m going to ask Bill Gates, through his company, to give technical support to our country … because we can’t cast aside technology,” Arias said in a statement from Casa Presidencial.

Gates is scheduled to be the main speaker at the assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) in Cartagena, Colombia, March 16-19, and Microsoft plans to host a simultaneous forum with 150 leaders from the technology sector to analyze developing countries’ access to technology.

Arias said he also plans to present Gates his Costa Rica Consensus, a plan to reduce developing countries’ military spending by rewarding them with debt forgiveness.

 

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