Bill Gates praised the UAE’s response to the pandemic

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed with Bill Gates at Al Shati Palace in January 2018. Mr Gates has praised the UAE’s response to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Ministry of Presidential Affairs

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received a call from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Bill Gates congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr and expressed his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of the UAE.

Furthermore, Bill Gates praised the UAE’s response to the pandemic. He also lauded the UAE’s humanitarian role in helping many countries of the world, either by providing logistical support to deliver the vaccines or by supporting the concerned international organisations. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation to step-up response to COVID-19, particularly in poor communities.

Sheikh Mohamed thanked Bill Gates for his Eid greetings and underlined the UAE’s position, calling for global collaboration and solidarity to contain COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts.