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Clinton set to make Glasgow visit
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Mr Clinton will discuss his eight-year presidency at the event
Former US President Bill Clinton is to visit Glasgow next month.

Mr Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a business leadership lunch at the Thistle Hotel on 10 May.

The event will be attended by 800 members of the Scottish and UK business community, who will be paying 5,000 per table.

The former president is set to discuss his eight years in office, the rise in the global terrorist threat, the energy crisis and globalisation.

The 42nd American president has remained an influential public figure since his time in office ended in 2001.

He established the Clinton Foundation in 2002 to provide technical and financial help to countries struggling to stop the spread of HIV/Aids.

This year, the foundation announced a deal with a handful of small drugs firms to give up to a million people cheaper treatment for the virus.

Mr Clinton's highest-profile recent engagement was as a UN special tsunami envoy, when he toured parts of Asia which were ravaged by the disaster.

The Glasgow event's organisers, World Celebrity Events, said: "We are excited to have President Clinton join us and we are looking forward to hearing his thoughts on global interdependence."

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