Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that he is optimistic about the Middle East and its future, thanks to the enthusiastic youth who can boost regional development on many levels.
Whether in the health, technology or education sectors, Gates stressed that the partnership with Saudi Arabia is boosted through charitable work.
Gates’ optimism is due to the youth enthusiasm and passion for creativity and innovation, particularly their understanding and acceptance of technology.
He said: “If we look at the developing Internet companies and statistics about the Internet services use, we will see that many countries in the Middle East region are interrelated, and are even effectively connected with the rest of the world.”
The American businessman expressed his deep regret for the war in Syria and the resulting situation of the refugees.
However, he highlighted the progress made in the health sector, especially in terms of reducing infant mortality in the Middle East over the past few years.
The Microsoft founder has also praised the generosity of the Middle East in supporting humanitarian and charity work, saying that the United Arab Emirates has been a great example in contributing to vaccination and polio eradication work.