Kadhafi denounces industrialised countries on HIV/AIDS

Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col.
Moammar Kadhafi, has denounced the major shareholders of the World Bank, namely the industrialised countries led by the United States, for their modest and very slow support to the fight against HIV/AIDS through this bank.
He was responding to representatives of the institution who intervened during the second session of the African Summit on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, which he chaired Thursday evening.
Kadhafi also denounced the major multinational companies, which controlled and monopolised the pharmaceutical industry and the medicine needed by victims of the disease.
He, at the same time, strongly criticised the conditions imposed in advance by the World Bank on developing countries, adding that these conditionalities have led to the destabilisation of the countries in question.
The Libyan leader added that the World Bank, through its major shareholders, namely the industrialised countries, has always linked its aid to the suppression of state subsidy, the increase in basic commodity prices and the negligence or reduction of social aid.
"We do not want crocodile tears for victims of this blight, we want to know the truth," concluded Col.
Moammar Kadhafi amidst participants' applause.

27 april 2001 14:49:00

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