October 10, 2019 / 8:42 AM / 10 days ago

International donors set to pledge $14 bln to tackle AIDS - Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron attends the inauguration of 'Le Maillon' theater in Strasbourg, France, October 1, 2019. Patrick Seeger/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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