International donors set to pledge $14 billion to tackle AIDS: Macron

FILE PHOTO: France’s President Emmanuel Macron attends a debate on the theme of pensions during a visit to Rodez, France October 3, 2019. Eric Cabanis/Pool via REUTERS

LYON, France (Reuters) – International donors are set to pledge $14 billion on Thursday to combating AIDS, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

“In the next three hours, we should get to the $14 billion,” he told a gathering in Lyon, adding that France would commit close to $1.5 billion.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Benoit Van Overstraeten; editing by John Stonestreet

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