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United Kingdom, Feb 26 (Canadian-Media): The moment of Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg meeting for the first time at Oxford University in United Kingdom (U.K.) on Feb 25 was captured in the following photo which is on Instragam feeds, media reports said.
22-year-old Pakistani-born education campaigner, Yousafzai had become the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014 and 17-year-old Swedish climate activist, Thunberg has being nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Immediately after Malala posted to Instagram, she tweeted the same picture with the heading: âSheâs the only friend Iâd skip school for.â
Greta also shared a second pic of the pair on her own account, writing: âSo... today I met my role model. What else can I say?â
When Thunberg joined climate strikes in New York City last September, Yousafzai had supported her with the tweet, âIâm so happy to see that young women around the world are leading the climate movement. Thank you to girls like @GretaThunberg for using your voice, speaking truth to power â and encouraging other young people to do the same,â she wrote.
Thunberg then informed Malala through Instagram three days ago to say she would be in the UK this week to join the school strike in Bristol.
The pair co-ordinated the meeting at the Oxford University, where Yousafzai is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.