Wednesday, May 21, 2008

[ News, Government Press Releases, May 6 2007] President Lee and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates agree on a charity partnership after president's retirement

President Lee Myung-bak met with Chairman Bill Gates of Microsoft Corporation this evening at Cheong Wa Dae from 6 o'clock to 7:30, after which they had dinner together.

At the meeting, President Lee thanked the Chairman for agreeing to be a global advisor, saying "I am grateful to you for accepting my proposal. Your support will be a great help." He responded that Korea is in a good position to further grow into an IT powerhouse. He went on to say that Korea's IT industry is making qualitative and quantitative progress in terms of technology and specialists, while the United States is witnessing a gradual shrinking in the number of cutting-edge professionals. He stressed that Korea has now secured a genuine opportunity to become a global IT leader and that the digital revolution should not be underestimated.

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