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Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate “very happy” to have met His Highness Amir
March 8, 2016, 4:41 pm

Nobel Laureate and founder of Grameen Bank Dr. Mohammad Yunus underscored the productiveness of his meeting Tuesday, with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Yunus, who in on a visit to the country, said that the meeting primarily focused on "poverty in the Muslim world and issues related to the youth."

Elaborating on his motto of "three zeros", Yunus said that he has always been driven by efforts to "rid the world of poverty, unemployment and carbon emission.""His Highness the Amir has informed me of numerous initiatives Kuwait has taken to eradicate unemployment and poverty," Yunus noted.

"We had great discussions and I am very happy to have had the chance to meet His Highness the Amir," the Nobel Laureate said.

A social entrepreneur, banker and economist, Yunus is championed in his home country of Bangladesh for pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.

His microfinance organization, Grameen Bank, makes small loans to the impoverished as means of helping them cope with the rising cost of living. In 2006, Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his finance work.

Source: KUNA

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