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Bill Gates, Donald Trump to discuss global health, domestic education

The meeting comes just days after administration submitted budget blueprint that cuts foreign aid

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US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Tech billionaire is meeting President to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education.

Gates, who as the co-founder of Microsoft is the world's wealthiest man, will highlight the "indispensable role that the United States has played in achieving these gains," his foundation said in a statement.

Monday's meeting comes just days after the administration submitted a budget blueprint that cuts foreign aid.

The Trump administration's budget message said it was time "to prioritise the security and well-being of Americans" and "ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share.

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:30 IST