Bulgaria donates 56 ml dollars to Libyan AIDS fund

Bulgaria on Monday signed an agreement transferring Libyan debt worth 56.6 million dollars to an international fund for children infected with HIV/AIDS in Libya.

Bulgaria donates 56 ml dollars to Libyan AIDS fund
Bulgaria on Monday signed an agreement transferring Libyan debt worth 56.6 million dollars to an international fund for children infected with HIV/AIDS in Libya.

The deal was inked by Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Feim Chaushev and Mark Pierini, chairman of the board of directors of the International Benghazi Fund and head of the EU delegation in Turkey.

The parents of more than 400 children infected with HIV/AIDS in the Libyan port city of Benghazi had in July received a compensation payout of 1 million dollars per child from the fund.

Sofia wrote off the Soviet-era Libyan debt as part of a deal to release five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who had been convicted of intentionally infecting the children and sentenced to death.

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Last Mod: 04 Eylül 2007, 08:34
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