Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus met the US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at her office in the state department on Thursday.
They discussed a broad range of issues relating to microcredit and social business as tools to fight poverty, and other issues relating to women and global justice, according to a message from Yunus Centre.
Yunus is in Washington to address a convention of US and international NGOs organised by InterAction, an umbrella organisation of more than 180 US NGOs.
This convention was attended by 1,000 guests including more than 350 professionals from the international NGOs, government, business and philanthropic sectors.
The US secretary of state was pleased to hear about the progress of Grameen America, which now has four branches in NYC, one branch in Omaha, Nebraska, one branch about to be launched in Indianapolis, in spreading microfinance programmes in the USA, and the expansion of social business activities around the world.
Yunus invited Hillary Clinton to attend the Global Social Business Summit to be held in Vienna, Austria which will take place on November 10-12 this year, as well as the Global Microcredit Summit in Valladolid, Spain from November 14-17.
-With UNB/New Age input