Microsoft co-founder and chair Bill Gates will arrive in Vietnam on April 22 as part of his tour to a number of countries, and the billionaire will meet with prime minister Phan Van Khai, a source said.
Details of the visit have not been disclosed, but it is apparent that the visit is in response to an invitation by the prime minister during his landmark visit to the US in the middle of last year.
Khai in his US trip called on Bill Gates at the headquarters of Microsoft. During that visit, Microsoft and a representative of the Vietnamese government also signed two agreements, under which the software giant would help develop IT companies in Vietnam as well as fund a training project benefiting 50,000 IT teachers in the country.
Gates is now the world’s richest man, with total assets valued at US$50 billion.