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Peng Liyuan Meets with Bill Gates

On November 21, 2019, Peng Liyuan, wife of President Xi Jinping and Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS of the World Health Organization, met in Beijing with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of the United States (US).

Peng Liyuan spoke highly of the effective and fruitful cooperation between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chinese side, hailing the progress made in the projects supported by the Foundation in HIV/AIDS prevention and control and in providing better healthcare for the poor people in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Peng Liyuan expressed, China views providing better healthcare for its poor population as one of the key measures to win the battle of poverty alleviation. We hope the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can continue to support and participate in this field. The Chinese side stands ready to continue to work with the Foundation in prevention and control of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, and summarize and expand experience in this regard, so as to help developing countries, including those in Africa, improve their medical and healthcare levels.

Bill Gates hailed China's remarkable achievements in poverty reduction in the field of healthcare as well as its great contributions to promoting international cooperation and sustainable development. He said, enhanced cooperation between the US and China will benefit the two peoples as well as the world. The Foundation is willing to further intensify its cooperation with the Chinese side in the areas of healthcare, poverty reduction and public welfare, and make concerted efforts with the Chinese side to help other developing countries promote agricultural and healthcare development.

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