Bill Gates Asked to Help Ukraine Attract Investments

KIEV, ukraine -- Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has included the head of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates in the country’s Advisory Investment Council.

Yushchenko’s decree says that foreigners were chosen because of their long-term experience in the field of innovation and influence on world trends, Interfax news agency reported.

Other foreigners included in the council are the president of Moody’s Investors Service Raymond McDaniel, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Jorge Zukoski, the president of the European Business Association Bjorn Markstedt, and the president of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development Jean Lemierre. Yushchenko and his ministers from economic spheres will represent Ukraine in the council.

There are as yet no reports on Bill Gates’ comments on the news.